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News for Wildlife Conservation

1 Mar 2013

A selection of the best papers submitted to the last International Union of Game Biologists (IUGB) Congress in Barcelona is now available online: Published papers - All abstracts - Extended abstracts

26 Jan 2013

The European Commission (DG ENV – Nature Unit) initiated the EU Action on Large Carnivores.

6 Jan 2013

World Wetlands Day, coordinated by the Ramsar Convention is a great opportunity to highlight the good work of hunters and their organisations’ contributions to conserving wetlands.

18 Dec 2012

A website network of knowledge for the management of wild mammals and birds in Europe has recently been launched online: the European Wildlife Network (EWN).

The EWN aims to be a network of professionals involved in wildlife management, wildlife - human interactions, policy/decision-making and research to:

23 Nov 2012

The Duck Specialist Group is a global network of duck specialists working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations.

5 Oct 2012

To assist the European Commission in presenting the results of the service contract – Scientific and technical assistance supporting species protection under the Birds Directive, FACE and BirdLife International were invited to the ORNIS Committee meeting.

12 Sep 2012

 The French National Hunters’ Association FNC (Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, FACE Member) received support from the Ministry of Ecology and the Foundation of the House of Hunting and Nature (Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature) to coordinate a mediation and communication project: Medialoup, to address the return of the wolf in France and Europe.

15 Jun 2012

Under the framework of the EU ‘CorMan Project’ (Sustainable Management of Cormorant Populations), the Stakeholder Liaison Group which FACE is part of met for the third time (30 May-1 June, Lichfield, UK)  to steer the work on the project ensure that the range of concerns are taken into consideration (see p.67 of the FACE Annual Report 2012 for context).

There are two main deliverables to the contract:

28 Apr 2012

Failing the giants upon those shoulders we stand - this was the title of the plenary talk by Tony Fox from Aarhus University, at PEDS3 (the Third Pan-European Ducks Symposium) held in Jindrichuz Hradec, Czech Republic 24-28 April.

11 Feb 2012

BirdLife International is heading a consortium to produce a third edition of Birds in Europe (BiE3) in a parallel process to the reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive. To launch this process a meeting was held in Mikulov, Czech Republic 8-10 February 2012, to which FACE’s Cy Griffin participated.

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