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9 Jul 2012

The FACE Biodiversity Manifesto aligns itself with the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020. The 34 action points address a host of EU biodiversity priority areas and promote cooperation with other sectors and stakeholders such as farmers, land and forest owners, conservation NGOs and public authorities.

5 Jul 2012

The Sustainable Hunting Parliamentary Intergroup organised a meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the “demographic explosion” of wild boar populations in Europe on 4 July. Delphine Dupeux from the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) presented a compilation report on the situation in a number of countries on the likely causes of these population increases and on the possible measures to neutralise or at least mitigate their effects and impacts.

30 Jun 2012

This year’s  General Assembly of the French Association of Mountain Hunters (ANCM) – whose President Alain Esclopé is also one of the two FACE representatives of the French Hunters’ Federation FNC - took place in the scenic ski resort of Les Angles, high in the Eastern Pyrenees, close to Andorra.

26 Jun 2012

Yves Lecocq participated for FACE at the second meeting of 2012 of the European Commission’s Animal Health Advisory Committee (AHAC) on 15 June in Brussels.

20 Jun 2012

The French National Hunters’ Association FNC (Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, FACE Member) received support from the Ministry of Ecology and the Foundation of the House of Hunting and Nature (Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature) to coordinate a mediation and communication project: Medialoup, to address the return of the wolf in France and Europe.

15 Jun 2012

Under the framework of the EU ‘CorMan Project’ (Sustainable Management of Cormorant Populations), the Stakeholder Liaison Group which FACE is part of met for the third time (30 May-1 June, Lichfield, UK)  to steer the work on the project ensure that the range of concerns are taken into consideration (see p.67 of the FACE Annual Report 2012 for context).

There are two main deliverables to the contract:

8 Jun 2012

The French National Hunters’ Association FNC (Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, FACE Member) received support from the Ministry of Ecology and the Foundation of the House of Hunting and Nature (Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature) to coordinate a mediation and communication project: Medialoup, to address the return of the wolf in France and Europe.

5 Jun 2012

This Congress brings together the industry leaders and invited guests to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in relation to sporting ammunition, for both hunting and sport shooting. The items under discussion included the EU and UN initiatives, including lead in ammunition and the UN small arms treaty.

29 May 2012

Throughout Europe, hunters have had to - and should – be formally trained in game health and hygiene. In the EU, there is specific legislation requiring hunters to be “trained persons” before they may deal with “wild game and wild game meat”: Regulation (EC)853/2004 “Hygiene rules for food of animal origin”.

24 May 2012

In Europe, protected areas in the first half of the 20th century were predominantly strictly protected national parks, traditionally run by central governments and designated as set-asides for nature conservation due to their intrinsic values. They were generally managed in a technocratic way without regard to opinions by local communities.

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