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For the past week in Manila, the Philippines, the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) jointly contributed to many intense and high-level debates dealing with lead ammunition, illegal killing of birds and new listing proposals for species during 12th Conference of Parties to the CMS.
A large majority of Members of the European Parliament called for a flexible and adaptive approach to nature conservation, in particular it acknowledged that some populations of large carnivores no longer qualify for strict protection under EU rules, due to successful conservation and management.