Nature Conservation

The conservation issues dealt with by FACE cover the ongoing implementation of the EU Nature Directives and new policy developments related to nature and biodiversity.

These issues are of importance to FACE as they influence national hunting legislation and in particular habitats and site protection regimes. FACE ensures that the role of sustainable use and incentive-driven conservation is recognised in the creation and implementation of environmental policies.

FACE works together with its Members to share expertise for environmental policy development and implementation to benefit hunting and conservation. This expertise is supported by a knowledge base gained through monitoring research developments and maintaining close ties with our strategic partners.

Reporting on the Biodiversity Manifesto

FACE publishes a yearly report presenting the results of the Biodiversity Manifesto process while demonstrating European hunter’s contribution to nature conservation.

In 2014, while we were marking the 35th anniversary of the Birds Directive and the 10th anniversary of the BirdLife-FACE agreement, it appeared relevant to develop a report focusing on the actions of hunters contributing to the conservation of Birds.