Safari Club International: European Meeting

The European Chapters of Safari Club International (SCI) held their annual meeting at Palárikovo in Slovakia, and included senior delegates from the USA as well as FACE’s Manuel Esparrago who also joined the wild boar hunt the day before.

The meeting showed the steady increase in SCI membership in Europe in recent years and confirmed the role of Norbert Ullmann (President SCI Bavaria Chapter) as the “SCI man in Europe”. FACE’s good and positive collaboration with SCI and their and their sister organisation the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), largely facilitated by Norbert Ullmann centres on common work on CITES and other relevant international environmental agreements. FACE made a short presentation of its activities during 2012 and outlined some priorities for 2013. The entire weekend event also allowed FACE and SCI/SCIF to prepare their joint work in view of the next CITES Conference of the Parties, which will be held in Bangkok in March 2013.