Huntable Birds

HARVEST DATA: ARTEMIS INFORMATION PORTAL OF HUNTABLE SPECIES IN EUROPE

Artemis is an ongoing project initialised in 2006 by FACE (the European Hunters’ Federation) and its Members to deliver accurate and up to date information on bag statistics collection and huntable species in Europe as a tool for their management and conservation.

The Artemis information portal offers two search options, either by species or country. The species option gives a short description of the species, plus indication where it is hunted. The country option gives details on how bag data are collected and which species are hunted, including their legal status.

THE STATUS OF HUNTABLE BIRDS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

In 2015, FACE assessed the status of huntable (Annex II) birds in the European Union. The findings illustrate that most Annex II birds have a ‘secure’ population status (55%), which is broadly similar to the situation in 2004 (based on a previous EU assessment). In terms of trends, however, over 40% of huntable birds show a decreasing population trend. This applies to both short-term and long-term trends. Some of the recommendations outlined in this report include actions that relate to species and habitat conservation, monitoring, research and communication.

SPECIES ACTION

FACE works on a number of single species issues – not least our work on Large Carnivores – but also on the conservation and management of various bird species, whether migratory as the Cormorant and the Pink-footed Goose, or sedentary species such as the Partridges which are suffering from habitat loss throughout much of their distribution.

BIODIVERSITY MANIFESTO WEBSITE

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