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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.

21 May 2012

On 21 May, a special event was held prior to the Biodiversity and Nature Directors’ Meeting in Denmark to launch the EU celebrations marking 20 years of the Habitats Directive and nature protection. A series of events will take place throughout 2012, mainly focusing on the achievements of both LIFE and Natura 2000.

28 Apr 2012

Failing the giants upon those shoulders we stand - this was the title of the plenary talk by Tony Fox from Aarhus University, at PEDS3 (the Third Pan-European Ducks Symposium) held in Jindrichuz Hradec, Czech Republic 24-28 April.

14 Apr 2012

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CMS SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME 2012

31 Mar 2012

Athens, 31 March 2012 - Representatives of the hunting world from 22 countries gathered in Athens, Greece for the 2012 FACE Members’ Meeting.

Hosted by the Hellenic Hunters’ Confederation and their President Nicolas Papadodimas, the Members’ Meeting focuses on EU policy implementation and enhances exchange between FACE Members. 

2 Mar 2012

March 3 marks one year to go to the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to be held 3-15 March 2013 in Thailand.

CITES is one of the world’s largest environmental agreements and seeks to regulate international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants at sustainable levels to ensure that this trade does not threaten their survival.

29 Feb 2012

The FACE annual report covers September 2010-December 2011 and outlines the background and key activities of our main working themes in a new format which will run from January to December, in line with our financial reporting.

2011 has been a year of significant scope for hunters in Europe.

As you will see from this Report, the sheer variety, detail and focus of FACE’s activities is great, and perhaps surprising to some.

11 Feb 2012

BirdLife International is heading a consortium to produce a third edition of Birds in Europe (BiE3) in a parallel process to the reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive. To launch this process a meeting was held in Mikulov, Czech Republic 8-10 February 2012, to which FACE’s Cy Griffin participated.

11 Feb 2012

An updated version of the Annexes to the EU wildlife trade regulation, 338/97 was published today in the Official Journal of the EU. None of the amendments in this new publication are of direct relevance to hunters. Any countryside supporters of the European Squirrel Initiative will notice that three squirrel species (Callosciurus erythraeus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus niger) have been listed in Annex B, in order to control their introduction into the EU.

25 Jan 2012

A special interactive seminar took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday 24 January to discuss the management of invasive alien species in the EU ) – today and in the future.

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