FACE follows all international policy and legal issues that impact sustainable hunting and conservation in Europe.
Actually, FACE influences decisions taken at the international level and he’s working on 10 current issues, grouped into three main categories.
Stopping declines in small game
FACE lobbies to promote hunters’ engagement in the management of protected areas in collaboration with relevant authorities and other stakeholders.
FACE lobbies for large carnivore management (using hunters) and conservation at the population-level so as to effectively promote coexistence. Many large carnivore populations are increasing and expanding in Europe and do not require strict protection under European laws. These laws contain an obligation to revise the protection status in certain situations, which is a major objective for FACE.
FACE ensures that bird hunting in Europe is not affected by disproportionate restrictions or bans. Debates about the importance of sustainable bird hunting are led by FACE alongside international approaches to improve the conditions for migratory birds.
FACE provides expertise on all animal health issues related to hunting (e.g. African Swine Fever in Wild boar, Rabies, Avian Influenza). We ensure that sustainable hunting is not restricted when new proposals are being drafted and hunters are seen as an important group in combatting wildlife diseases.