6 Sep 2012

The expectations from the participants of the CGBN were that the European Commission would finally announce their intentions for a legislative instrument on Invasive Alien Species (IAS).  They were to be disappointed though, even indications of whether it would take the form of a Council Directive or Regulation would not be given.

29 Aug 2012

AEWA presents a very good opportunity to develop and promote sensible management plans for wildfowl that are important to hunters throughout Europe.  These include both abundant species and those in a less favourable conservation status. Perhaps most importantly we have an opportunity to develop management plans with other stakeholders that cater to our needs and aspirations.

29 Aug 2012

At its Board meeting on 29 August the Nordic Hunters’ Cooperation (NHC) elected Lauri Kontro from the Finnish Hunters’ Association as its new President. The meeting was held at the newly established national hunting and fishing centre (Jakt- og Fiskesenteret) of the Norwegian hunters in Flå, Norway.

21 Aug 2012

Commission Regulation (EU) No 757/2012 suspending the introduction into the Union of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora was published in the Official Journal, L 223/31 of 21 August 2012. It entered into force on the 20th day following this publication and is binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. This new Import Suspension Regulation repeals the previous one No 828/2011 of 17 August 2011.

16 Aug 2012

FACE’s Secretary General Angus Middleton and Wildlife Policy Manager Cy Griffin will represent European hunters’ interests at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress (6-15 September).

They will be supporting the CIC’s global position and in particular following those Motions for Resolution concerned with sustainable use:

9 Aug 2012

The most concrete tool for hunting from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) has been the formalisation of the Pink-footed Goose Adaptive Management Plan, which was adopted at the MOP5.

1 Aug 2012

FACE staff and Members from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia met in Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, to discuss emerging issues and how best to ensure closer cooperation. In recent years there have been moves to align national nature and hunting legislation in the region with that of the Council of Europe’s Bern Convention and the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. The future accession of Croatia to the European Union on July 2013, is also of particular prominence.

27 Jul 2012

On 26 June the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg delivered final judgment in the Case “Herrmann versus Germany”.

27 Jul 2012

Since 2010 the Nordic region (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland) and FACE MED (Mediterranean countries) have visited each other three times - in Italy, Sweden.

Martin Hoejsgaard of the Nordic Hunters’ Cooperation gives his take on the most recent gathering took place from 22-24 June 2012 in Avignon, France:

26 Jul 2012

Today the European Commission adopted a report to the European Parliament and the Council in which it concludes that there would be no clear benefit in a compulsory restriction of the classification at EU level to only two categories of civilian firearms, namely prohibited and subject to authorisation.


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