Background

The Status of Huntable Birds

 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.