News for Nature Conservation

14 Nov 2014

On 6 and 7 October 2014, the association “CEEweb for Biodiversity” organised the “CEEweb Academy on Green Infrastructure – Preserving our Natural Capital: Policy and Practice” in Budapest, Hungary.

CEEweb represents the network of several dozens of nature conservation organizations from Central and Eastern European countries and aims to conserve biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable development.

14 Oct 2014

Site managers, landowners and wildlife and hunting organisations from across Europe will come together to share best practice on how sustainable hunting practices can be integrated into nature conservation planning at a 3-day workshop titled Sustainable Wildlife Management: integrating hunting practices with nature conservation planning.

23 Sep 2014

European Hunters’ Federation FACE underlined during a conference organised in collaboration with the European Commission the positive role of hunting in wildlife conservation and habitat restoration and claimed its right to be seen as a fully-fledged environmental organisation.

3 Sep 2014

Finnish hunters are involved in a LIFE project based on partnerships with the aim of restoring large areas of wetland habitats.

18 Aug 2014

Shooting is worth £2 billion to the UK and supports the equivalent of 74,000 full time jobs are two of the main findings of a recent survey commissioned by 16 organisations involved with shooting and the countryside in the UK.

Findings of the study included: 

2 Jul 2014

Since 2000, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is conducting the project “Green shoots” which aims to achieve public conservation targets by working with the shooting community and partners to target conservation effort on land which is shot over.

They have found it crucial to produce evidence in order to demonstrate the scope of the work and the positive results of hunters’ contribution to wildlife and habitats. 

26 May 2014

The first ceremony for the European Commission’s Natura 2000 Award took place in Brussels on 21 May. The award aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and to demonstrate the added value of the Natura 2000 network for local economies and public on a yearly basis.

12 May 2014

The European Commission acknowledged hunters’ engagement for Natura 2000 by selecting the ChasNat 2000 project of the Regional French Federation of Hunters from Languedoc-Roussillon as finalist for the Natura 2000 award.

The award aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and to demonstrate the added value of the Natura 2000 network for local economies and public on a yearly basis. The award ceremony will be held on 21 May 2014 in Brussels.

22 Apr 2014

Hunters engage every day right across Europe to conserve nature and biodiversity: A great example of the countless efforts undertaken by hunters can be found in south Italy’s Calabria region where hunters created a small paradise for migratory birds.

30 Mar 2014

The alluvial plain ranging over the Provinces of Firenze, Prato and Pistoia, enclosing a large internal wetland area (especially during autumn, winter and spring) became the most industrialised and urbanised area of whole Tuscany. Around 30 years ago, private hunters decided to create permanent small depth lakes in this area by artificial and controlled flooding with the aim to hunt ducks, coots and other game birds during the hunting seasons.


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