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24 Nov 2012

It is with great sorrow that we have learned of the passing of a long-time friend of FACE, Jean Servat, on 24 November at the age of 83. Trained forest engineer fervent conservationist and passionate hunter, Jean Servat was the Director of Nature Protection at the French Environment Ministry during the 1970s, and at that time the chief negotiator for France during the development and adoption of the Birds Directive in 1979. Notably, Servat instigated the provisions for derogations for certain methods of regional hunting in this European text.

23 Nov 2012

Further to the successful Falconry Exhibition organised in the European Parliament last month, Angus attended the 45th Opočno Falconry Meeting in the Czech Republic and gave an address at the closing ceremony. The meet is hosted by the Czech Moravian Falconers who are a part of FACE Member the Czech Moravian Hunting Union. The meet gathers falconers from all over Europe in a great spirit of camaraderie.

23 Nov 2012

The Duck Specialist Group is a global network of duck specialists working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations.

23 Nov 2012

Economics is a crucial aspect of policy formulation and decision-making, especially during our current time of austerity. Unfortunately the data on the economics of hunting is dispersed and extremely varied across Europe.

There is a need to develop a Framework that can capture and place the various data sets without necessarily developing new or common methodologies.

15 Nov 2012

In the margin of the General Assembly of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) in Brussels, FACE Senior Policy Advisor Yves Lecocq – a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine – made a presentation on hunting and wildlife management in Europe and how these interact with veterinary expertise.

13 Nov 2012

Sustainable Hunting Intergroup President MEP Véronique Mathieu launched the Académie des cadres cynégétiques européens (Academy of European Hunting) on her own initiative in 2010, bringing groups of French hunters from different regions across France to visit the EU Institutions, meet officials and of course, visit FACE for a special hunters’ perspective on EU affairs as well as the European Landowners’ Organization,

12 Nov 2012

Anser erythropus

The AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG) International Working Group held its 2nd meeting during 9-11 November at Lake Kerkini, Greece.

9 Nov 2012

Falconers and fellow hunters from 19 countries gathered with EU decision-makers at the European Parliament in Brussels to launch a unique exhibition: the IAF (International Association of Falconry) and FACE joined with European Parliament’s Sustainable Hunting Intergroup President, Véronique Mathieu and MEP Bogdan Marcinkiewicz to host an internationally themed visual display at the very heart of Europe.

8 Nov 2012

 A changing climate does not change the need for science

On 8 November FACE participated in the European Commission Stakeholders’ Hearing in Brussels on the upcoming 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to CITES, which will be held from 3-14 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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