Background

“PERSPECTIVES ON ILLEGAL KILLING: THE ROLE OF HUNTERS” CONFERENCE

The conference, hosted by MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz, President of Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside”, and organised in cooperation with FACE will take place on Tuesday 27th June at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The conference “Perspectives on Combating Illegal Killing: The Role of Hunters” will discuss the contribution of hunters to combating illegal killing. It will include presentations on the illegal killing of large carnivores as defiance of authorities, solutions to dealing with illegal killing in Africa and in the Mediterranean Region, and a perspective from the European Commission.

Agenda:

- Welcome & introduction by MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz, President of the Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside

- Panel: 

  • Marita ARVELA (tbc), Policy Officer, DG for Environment, Nature Protection Unit, European Commission
  • Dr. Mari POHJA-MYKRÄ, Senior Researcher University of Helsinki
  • Julia NEWTH, Senior Ecosystem Health Officer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
  • Michele SORRENTI, Scientific Country Manager, Migratory Birds Office Italian Hunting Federation
  • Johan SVALBY, Senior Advisor for International Affairs Safari Club International

- Discussion

- Conclusions 

- Closing remarks

Please register at conference.face.eu