26 May 2019 Illegal killing of birds: international concerted action for the future
FACE and its members have a long-standing policy of zero-tolerance towards illegal killing of birds (IKB). To make sure that this conservation concern for certain populations of birds is eradicated, it is important to work together with all relevant actors (authorities, hunters and other conservation organisations).
For FACE, it is important to tackle conservation problems for bird populations, including illegal killing. Therefore, it is vital to acknowledge that hunters can play an important role towards combatting the problem of IKB.
As of next year, and until 2030, the Strategic Plan developed under CMS and the Bern Convention will coordinate action to effectively streamline efforts to fight wildlife crime concerning birds. The involvement of governments, legal authorities, police, conservationists, and hunters in the Rome Strategic Plan will be key to its success.
More information on the joint strategy can be found here.