News for International Agreements

2 Mar 2013

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between 178 governments. Its aim is to regulate international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants at sustainable levels to ensure that this trade does not threaten their survival.

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.

30 Nov 2012

The 32nd annual meeting of the Standing Committee to the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) took place 27-30 November in Strasbourg, France.

Participants were environment officials representing Contracting Parties as well as delegates from some twenty stakeholders’ organisations, including FACE. The very busy agenda contained a number of hunting-relevant issues:

12 Nov 2012

Anser erythropus

The AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG) International Working Group held its 2nd meeting during 9-11 November at Lake Kerkini, Greece.

8 Nov 2012

 A changing climate does not change the need for science

On 8 November FACE participated in the European Commission Stakeholders’ Hearing in Brussels on the upcoming 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to CITES, which will be held from 3-14 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.

29 Oct 2012

In addition to the work of AEWA (the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreemetnt), FACE’s Angus Middleton & Cy Griffin are currently active in establishing improved contacts with the relevant Wetlands Specialist Groups (SGs).

24 Oct 2012

At the 2009 COP9 in Rome the FACE and CIC Report specifically identified the increased attention being paid to the CMS by protectionist and animal rights organisations, seeking to influence the Parties in much the same fashion as they do in CITES, and identified this as a growing concern. This trend was again strongly evident at the recent COP10 (Bergen, 2011). 

7 Oct 2012

Biodiversity policy at a global level is guided by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the most important international convention in the field of environment conservation. The CBD has 3 main objectives, notably for hunters the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity.

29 Aug 2012

AEWA presents a very good opportunity to develop and promote sensible management plans for wildfowl that are important to hunters throughout Europe.  These include both abundant species and those in a less favourable conservation status. Perhaps most importantly we have an opportunity to develop management plans with other stakeholders that cater to our needs and aspirations.


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