1 Aug 2012

FACE staff and Members from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia met in Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, to discuss emerging issues and how best to ensure closer cooperation. In recent years there have been moves to align national nature and hunting legislation in the region with that of the Council of Europe’s Bern Convention and the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. The future accession of Croatia to the European Union on July 2013, is also of particular prominence.

27 Jul 2012

On 26 June the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg delivered final judgment in the Case “Herrmann versus Germany”.

27 Jul 2012

Since 2010 the Nordic region (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland) and FACE MED (Mediterranean countries) have visited each other three times - in Italy, Sweden.

Martin Hoejsgaard of the Nordic Hunters’ Cooperation gives his take on the most recent gathering took place from 22-24 June 2012 in Avignon, France:

26 Jul 2012

Today the European Commission adopted a report to the European Parliament and the Council in which it concludes that there would be no clear benefit in a compulsory restriction of the classification at EU level to only two categories of civilian firearms, namely prohibited and subject to authorisation.

15 Jul 2012

In Germany trapping is very much part of hunting, and like other aspects of hunting the DJV (German Hunters’ Association) wishes to see that this progresses with changing circumstances and advances in knowledge.

14 Jul 2012

The 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP 11) of The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands took place in Bucharest, Romania from 6-13 July. The theme of this year COP was  “Wetlands: home and destination”, focusing on wetlands, tourism and recreation.

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.


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