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News for Invasive Alien species

16 Dec 2017

From 5-8 December 2017, Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention gathered in Strasbourg for the 37th annual meeting of its Standing Committee.

27 Jun 2017

On the 19th of June 2017, EU Member states approved the inclusion of 12 new species to the list of Invasive Alien Species of EU concern.

5 Jun 2017

From the 1-3 of June, FACE attended the 12th meeting of the

11 Jan 2017

The European Union (EU) Regulation on Invasive Alien Species (IAS), which established the first EU list of IAS, came into force in July 2016. The list currently comprises 37 species (23 animals and 14 plants) considered to have potential adverse impacts across the EU. 

23 Nov 2016

Between 15-18th of November 2016, FACE attended the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in Strasbourg. 

17 Nov 2016

FACE is currently attending the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention, which runs from the 15th to the 18th November 2016. The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (or Bern Convention) is the first international agreement dedicated to nature conservation, covering most of Europe and some African countries (50 states in total).

17 Aug 2016

There are many alien (non-native) species in Europe, which can be very useful (such as the beloved potato), however, 10-15% of these alien species are considered “invasive”. Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are often referred to as species of non-native animals or plants, which generate serious negative effects on the environment, economy or even human health. 

2 Aug 2016

The first “Union list” of 37 species consisting of 23 animals and 14 plants comes into force, following the recent publication (in July 2016) of Commission Implementing Regulation (2016/1141). The “Union list” comprises species considered to have potential adverse impacts across the European Union.

6 Feb 2015

FACE made a commitment to address the issue of IAS in the FACE Biodiversity Manifesto and also through Council of Europe’s Bern Convention where it helped to develop a Code of Conduct on Hunting and IAS. 

There are different ways hunters can get involved, and this will vary country to country. Here we present just a few of them: 

- Game monitoring and surveillance

- Spreading the information

- hunting magazines

5 Dec 2014

Bern Convention Standing Committee– FACE contributes to tackling IAS and amendments to recommendation on wolf–dog hybrids 

FACE attended the 34th Standing Committee meeting of Bern Convention from 2nd to 4th of December in Strasbourg, France.

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