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News for CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

14 Jun 2018

Ahead of a week full of meetings for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the joint EU-ACP parliamentary assembly, FACE met with the delegation from Namibia to discuss relevant topics on the agenda. Wildlife trafficking, the role of CITES, the added value of hunting to conservation and its role in combating poaching and other wildlife crime were discussed. 

1 Mar 2017

MPs misinformed on trophy hunting

28 Oct 2016

When the world’s largest wildlife trade summit concluded on 4 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa, hunters could rejoice over a number of victories. FACE is pleased to see that its recommendations have been followed for practically all of our key issues as outlined in our Conservation Guide. This confirms that conservation through sustainable use and the important role of hunters are still at the core of

6 Oct 2016

The 183 countries that are parties to the CITES convention have unanimously adopted an important resolution on trade in hunting trophies in which they recognise that “well-managed and sustainable trophy hunting is consistent with and contributes to species conservation, as it provides both livelihood opportunities for rural communities and incentives for habitat conservation, and generates benefits which can be invested for conservation purposes”.

20 Sep 2016

This manual, which is now available on the FAO website, provides both technical and operational guidance on approaches and practices adopted by countries where regulated or sport hunting is conducted. The aim is to join forces to sustainably manage wildlife, notably by deriving benefits from wildlife to support rural livelihoods, and contribute to food security and national/local economies

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.
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.

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