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News for Hunters for Conservation

12 May 2018

The theme of the World Migratory Bird Day 2018 is “Unifying our voices for bird conservation”. This year, the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) is celebrating World Migratory Bird Day by promoting the recently established Waterbird Fund as a means to fill important gaps in the Second European Breeding Bird Atlas in Russia.

23 Mar 2018

FACE is delighted to share the updated FACE Biodiversity Manifesto. It lists 38 biodiversity-related actions that are followed by European hunters and FACE. The Biodiversity Manifesto reflects the rigorous and active commitment made by FACE, its Members and Europe’s 7 million hunters to ensure that hunting is sustainable and contributes positively to:

7 Mar 2018

The project of the month for March celebrates the ancient old tradition of creating nesting baskets for ducks. The Biodiversity Manifesto (BDM) presents multiple projects in the Netherlands (Nuenen and Delfland) where hunters create and place the nesting baskets. The baskets are ideal for duck species like the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), but also for other types of birds like the Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and even Little owls (Athene noctua) are reported to use the nesting spots. 

7 Feb 2018

PARTRIDGE is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme which looks at how new management solutions can improve biodiversity and ecosystem services by up to 30% between 2016 and 2020. The project occurs on ten 500 ha demonstration sites spread in four countries: United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium (Flanders). More than a partnership between countries this project is based on partnership between different actors: researchers, farm advisors, conservationists, hunters, civil servants and farmers.

10 Jan 2018

Each year at the beginning of the spring, the Hunting Interest Group of Mons invites hunters and other nature lovers to meet for a one-day spring counting. For the 10th edition, the 21 March 2017, around 50 people from different regions answered the call under a cold and grey sky.

The results show 60-90 Grey Partridges and 80-90 Brown Hares per 100 ha. This is a remarkable increase of the populations although there is no game release in the area.

15 Dec 2017

The Red Grouse in an endangered species specific to peatlands and currently Red Listed due to a 70% decline in range over the past 40 years. As human pressures and exploitation have increased, the effect on grouse populations and their habitats has been profoundly detrimental.

30 Nov 2017

Between 2009 and 2013, the Czech Hunting Association jointly with the Mendel University in Brno and Dr. Petr Marada conducted a couple of corridors projects in farmland in Hodonín District (South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic).

Those projects have numerous of purposes:

-increase the local biodiversity, 

2 Nov 2017

The Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project, Co. Roscommon started in 2009 because members of Moore Gun Club wanted to do something about the ever-decreasing numbers of Red Grouse on raised bogs in the region. After some initial support from Roscommon Regional Game Council, a professional conservation plan was developed.

5 Oct 2017

On the 27-29 September 2017, FACE was in Tallinn, Estonia to attend the meeting of the EU Nature and Biodiversity Directors.

25 Sep 2017

The main purpose of the project of this month is to create guilds within a defined area of a minimum of 1.000-1.500 hectares, where farmers, ornithologists, hunters, beekeepers etc. work together to manage their land in the optimal way for Brown Hare (Lepus Europaeus) and Grey Partridge (Perdix Perdix) conservation activities.

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