As an international advocacy organisation, FACE actively represents the interests, values and needs of Europe’s national hunting associations, composed of 7 million hunters.HUNTERS' SURVEY ON LEAD
Our work is organised into 6 main themes, which encompass over 100 dossiers that require insight, monitoring and expertise from the FACE Secretariat and Members.
The conservation issues dealt with by FACE cover the implementation of the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the EU nature directives as well as policy developments related to agriculture, restoration and protected areas.
With the trans-boundary nature of many of the world’s environmental problems, an increasing number of multilateral environmental agreements exist with implications for national policies.
FACE and its Members seek to ensure that hunters can acquire, possess, use and travel with firearms and ammunition safely and without unjustified bureaucracy, costs or restrictions.
Throughout Europe there exists different hunting methods, traditions and cultures. These often have significant regional importance for hunting and bring richness to the diversity of hunting in Europe.
The European Parliament’s Intergroup on “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” was created in 1985 and is one of the oldest and most active parliamentary platforms. With more than 150 actively supporting MEPs the Intergroup promotes the role of hunting and other forms of sustainable use of natural resources. FACE has provided the secretariat for this intergroup since 1985.
In 2020, the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) unveiled its new “Patron Programme”, which provides industry and other organisations with a means to support a strong future for hunting and conservation.