Croatia: EU Accession & Hunting

The EU-27 becomes the EU-28 as the Union welcomes Croatia on 1 July.

Croatia is home to an impressive diversity of wildlife and adds a valuable contribution to Europe’s biodiversity. The Croatian Hunting Federation (Hrvatski Lovački Savez) has been a Member of FACE for 14 years, gaining sustained support through FACE’s knowledge and guidance, especially in preparation for their country’s Accession.

FACE builds the bridge between European legislative bodies and the representatives of civil society who stand for sustainable hunting and conservation in Europe.

Through the European Parliament’s Sustainable Hunting Intergroup FACE is organising a special Round Table on Wednesday 3 July at the European Parliament in Strasbourg with the Croatian Hunting Federation devoted to the newest EU Member, its hunting and wildlife management practices and the potential shape and impacts of EU Accession on these.

Amongst the species which make wildlife in Croatia so special are Balkan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica), Wildcat (Felis silvestris), Pine marten (Martes martes), Beaver (Castor fiber), Golden jackal (Canis aureus), Polecat (Mustela putorius), Brown bear (Ursus arctos), Wolf (Canis lupus) and Lynx (Lynx lynx).

Please see details of the event here.