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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.

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.

7 May 2014

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 10 - 11 May 2014 features the topic “Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism” and aims to highlight the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world.

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.

14 Jan 2014

The European Commission is launching the “European Natura 2000 Award” to recognise excellence in best practices for nature conservation in Europe. This award is an excellent opportunity for hunters to showcase their commitment to biodiversity conservation.

The award aims to draw the public’s attention to the network’s success and to demonstrate its importance for the protection of biodiversity across Europe.

25 Nov 2013

The Second European Conference on Regions and Biodiversity, jointly organised by ECNC (European Centre for Nature Conservation) and UNEP (United nations Environment Programme) took place at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

The meeting gathered representatives of regions and local authorities in Europe as well as other stakeholders and governments to discuss the involvement of regions and local authorities in matters and projects related to biodiversity.

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