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11 Feb 2012

An updated version of the Annexes to the EU wildlife trade regulation, 338/97 was published today in the Official Journal of the EU. None of the amendments in this new publication are of direct relevance to hunters. Any countryside supporters of the European Squirrel Initiative will notice that three squirrel species (Callosciurus erythraeus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus niger) have been listed in Annex B, in order to control their introduction into the EU.

11 Feb 2012

BirdLife International is heading a consortium to produce a third edition of Birds in Europe (BiE3) in a parallel process to the reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive. To launch this process a meeting was held in Mikulov, Czech Republic 8-10 February 2012, to which FACE’s Cy Griffin participated.

25 Jan 2012

A special interactive seminar took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday 24 January to discuss the management of invasive alien species in the EU ) – today and in the future.

21 Jan 2012

Hosted by the Cyprus Federation for Hunting & Wildlife Conservation, the first FACE-Mediterranean Meeting of 2012 covered a full agenda including national reports, expert insights from The Cyprus Game Fund, the European Institute for Migratory Birds of the Western Palearctic (OMPO), the European Association of Traditional Hunts (AECT) as well as FACE (Europe).

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