As conflicts between wolves and humans are increasing in many EU countries due to growing wolf populations, the Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” held a conference yesterday in the European Parliament, seeking to better understand the challenges and solutions to this situation.
Delegates of 30 European countries representing seven million hunters elected former Member of the European Parliament and businessman Dr Michl Ebner as their president. The election took place yesterday in Brussels at the annual FACE General Assembly renewing the statutory bodies for the next three year term.
FACE is putting a special focus on women hunters, to learn more about their motivations, challenges and views. We thank all the women that have shared their experience with us through our questionnaire, here’s a snapshot from Jacine in Croatia.
Note on the European Commission’s request to Sweden to bring wolf hunting into line with EU standards
By encouraging dialogue between stakeholders in the frame of the Large Carnivores Platform while at the same time pursuing an infringement procedure against a Member State with a wolf population in favourable status, the European Commission is assuming a contradictory and ambiguous policy on large carnivore management, creating at the same time the cause and the solution to the conflict.
Since 2011, “CEEweb for Biodiversity” has been organising the “Green-Go Short Film Competition” which aims at rewarding short films on natural solutions to climate change, sustainable farming and the benefits of nature.
For the 2015 contest, there are three categories under which the films could apply:
1) OUR FOOTPRINT ON EARTH!
French hunters from Lozère are the winners of the « socio-economic benefits » category of the Natura 2000 Award 2016
On Thursday the 21st of May, the European Commission hosted the second Natura 2000 award Ceremony in Brussels which aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.
On Thursday the 21st of May, the European Commission hosted the second Natura 2000 Award Ceremony in Brussels which aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.
FACE and IAF signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at strengthening the cooperation between the two organisations on wildlife conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.