PRESS RELEASE - June 3, 2016, Brussels - In the name of the fight against terrorism and organized crime, the Dutch Presidency proposed to ban reproductions of antique firearms and deleting the entire category D while imposing repressive regulations on sport shooters. In its last bid to close the deal before the end of the semester and without the slightest consultation, the Dutch Presidency of the Council aimed at hunters by removing from the text of the Firearms Directive the exception for reproductions of antique weapons (single shot firearms loaded from the muzzle), which are used by hunters in some countries, target shooters, collectors, and for historical re-enactments.
The Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE) and The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), have addressed the CITES Management Authorities in all European Member States. FACE and the CIC expressed their sincere concerns about the European Commission’s draft proposals for the forthcoming 17th Conference of the Parties to CITES in September in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The FACE Team in Brussels is looking for a Nature Policy Officer. The Nature Policy Officer will build on FACE’s long-standing involvement in EU nature and biodiversity policy formulation and implementation, with a particular focus on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, the FACE Biodiversity Manifesto as well as diverse issues relevant to promoting sustainable hunting. You should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our capacities to monitor and contribute to promoting sustainable hunting within Europe.