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12 Jul 2016

This morning MEPs expressed support for the EU’s proposal to have international guidelines on trade and traceability in hunting trophies. At the same time they rejected a proposal to call for a ban on trophy hunting and to ban the sale of hunting trophies.

18 Apr 2016

 The Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE) and The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), have addressed the CITES Management Authorities in all European Member States.

28 Sep 2015
Wildlife trafficking (defined as the illegal cross-border trade in wildlife) continues to pose a threat to biodiversity conservation globally, particularly so on the African continent. At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside, held in May this year, the Commission revealed for the first time publically its intention to publish an EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking aimed at tackling both the domestic and the global dimensions of the problem. Following the publication of this Action Plan, which took place in the late summer, the Commission invited FACE along with other stakeholders to provide comments.
24 Mar 2015

The Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group (WHSG) met in Kalø in Denmark 17-19 March, to plan for the revision of the AEWA Guidelines on Sustainable Harvest of Migratory Waterbirds, which will be completed later this year.

2 Mar 2015

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 3 March – the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – as World Wildlife Day. On this second observance of the Day, FACE fully supports the simple yet firm message that “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime”.

6 Feb 2015
New rules to apply from 5 February  

The Commission has adopted new rules to the effect that EU hunters who import into the Union trophies from a number of non-threatened species should be subject to virtually the same strict import permitting requirements as are currently in place for species threatened with extinction.

30 Oct 2014

European Commission proposes new restrictions  

27 Oct 2014

The first of its kind in Europe 

1 May 2014

Following recommendations from the AEWA Technical Committee, and the event of the some species becoming up-listed under the IUCN Red List shortly before the 5th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in La Rochelle, in 2012 a resolution was passed urging parties to support the development of single species action plans for Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), the Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) and the Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca), with prioritisation for the Long-tailed 

3 Mar 2014

The UN has declared 3 March World Wildlife Day - the day to celebrate wildlife.

This is a day to cherish nature and our passion for its wonders, but also a day for hunters to reaffirm our strong commitment to continue contributing to the conservation of wildlife species and habitats every day of the year.

Read more about World Wildlife Day here: wildlifeday.org

 

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