“Hybrid event” organised by FACE in the “One with Nature” Expo, Budapest – 25 September 2021.

The European Hunters’ Conference is organised by the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) in the international framework of the “One with Nature” Expo in Budapest on 25 September 2021 (14:00-17:30).

The conference will discuss the impact of Brussel’s decision-making on hunting and conservation in Europe. There will be panel discussions on large carnivores, migratory birds as well as international media and policy issues related to hunting and conservation.

Join the discussion live at OWN Expo or get the link to watch online! Limited seats available.

14:00 – WELCOME

Torbjorn Larsson, FACE President

Alvaro Amaro MEP and President of the European Parliament’s “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” Intergroup

14:10-15:30 – EUROPE PANEL
Cy Griffin, FACE – moderator

Hunter coexistence with (more) wolves – 45 mins

  • Wolf coexistence in Europe, Prof. Klaus Hackländer (CIC & University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna).
  • Wolf management in Finland, Tuomas Hallenberg (Finnish Hunters Association).

Migratory birds – 45 mins

  • The case of migratory bird hunting in Romania, Mugurel Drăgănescu (AGVPS)
  • Sustaining migratory bird hunting and conservation in Europe, Dr. Michele Sorrenti (FIDC Scientific Director and Chair of FACE’s Birds & Habitats Working Group).

15:30-16:00 – BREAK


  • Trends in the policy context for hunting and conservation, Shane Mahoney (IUCN SULi and CIC).
  • The influence of the media and European decision-making on hunting in Africa, Ms. Danene van der Westhuyzen (Namibia Professional Hunting Association – NAPHA).
  • The HuntFish30/30 campaign in the USA, Jeremy Claire (Safari Club International).
  • The media and future of hunting, Jens Ulrik Høgh (Nordic Safari Club).

The European Hunters’ Conference welcomes guests attending the CIC General Assembly and the SCI Europe Committee meeting.

FACE at the “One with Nature” Expo in Budapest, 25 September – 14 October 2021

FACE recently announced its new Partnership with “One with Nature” Expo, which joined the Patron Programme as a FACE “Gold Patron”, alongside major hunting brands such as the Blaser Group, BioAmmo, Hunter & Co. and Jagd&Hund.

The “One with Nature” Expo (OWN) will take place from 25 September to 14 October 2021 in Budapest and is expected to be one of the most important nature and hunting exhibitions in 2021.

OWN will attract a large audience of hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, governments, and members of the public from all Europe.


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