Background

"How to Manage Overabundant Species - The Example of Goose Management" Conference

17 Jan 2017 - 08:30
Location: 
European Parliament, Strasbourg (France)

European conference on How to Manage Overabundant Species to be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on January 17th, 2017.

On 17th January 2017, the European Parliament Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” will host a debate entitled: “How to Manage Overabundant Species: The Example of Goose Management” at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The meeting will discuss how adaptive harvest management can inform the conservation and management of Europe’s goose populations, in particular, for abundant and increasing populations of geese. The concept of adaptive harvest management in Europe emerged recently from the AEWA Guidelines on Sustainable Harvest of Migratory Waterbirds and work under AEWA on the Pink-footed Goose and the Taiga Bean Goose, although the process is successfully used in North America.

The debate, organised by the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE), will be chaired by MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz, President of European Parliament Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” and introduced by Gilbert de Turckheim, President of OMPO, the European Institute for the Management of Wild Birds and their Habitats.

Speakers:

  • Professor Jesper Madsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dr Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of the African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)
  • Willy Schraen, President of the Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs de France.

Follow up this conference:

-Press Release dated on 17.02.2017 (EN / FR / DE)