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8 Nov 2012

FACE’s Secretary General Angus Middleton and Head of Political Affairs Manuel Esparrago participated as guest speakers in the annual meeting of the Standing Conference on Countryside Sports in London.

3 Nov 2012

In previous years, hunters, shooters and anglers have celebrated the annual European Hunters Day, centering around the feast day of the patron saint of hunting on 3 November, St.Hubert which sees Europeans taking part in various festivities.

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).

26 Oct 2012

The Czech Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Association hosted the 13th session of the CIC Coordination Forum for Central & Eastern Europe on 26 October in Bunč, Czech Republic. The session’s theme was “Agricultural Policy 2014-2020 vs. Small game and Game management”.

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). 

10 Oct 2012

The 2nd informal meeting of the EU Hunting Directors took place in Finland during 8-10 October and included representatives from 14 countries, Angus from FACE, the EU Commission’s Andras Demeter (Advisor to the Nature and Biodiversity Director), and a few invited experts as observers.

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.

5 Oct 2012

To assist the European Commission in presenting the results of the service contract – Scientific and technical assistance supporting species protection under the Birds Directive, FACE and BirdLife International were invited to the ORNIS Committee meeting.

4 Oct 2012

On 4 October the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg delivered final judgment in the Chabauty v. France case.

30 Sep 2012

The Belgian delegation of the CIC recently drew our attention to the difficulties encountered by Belgian residents departing from Brussels airport to take their hunting firearms to non-EU countries, as they need to obtain in advance an export permit (first-time infractors are however allowed to pursue their trip after receiving a warning).

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