22 Jun 2018

Following the ruling on 21 June 2018 of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding Malta’s derogation permitting the live-capturing of seven species of finches, FACE’s express its deep regret and frustration at yet another excessively restrictive interpretation of certain provisions of the Birds Directive. 

14 Jun 2018

Ahead of a week full of meetings for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the joint EU-ACP parliamentary assembly, FACE met with the delegation from Namibia to discuss relevant topics on the agenda. Wildlife trafficking, the role of CITES, the added value of hunting to conservation and its role in combating poaching and other wildlife crime were discussed. 

12 Jun 2018

Political and societal pressure on many hunting and shooting related issues both on international and European level is tremendously increasing. Hence, the need for more financial resources to launch effective advocacy and communication activities, which are able to defend the interest of hunters.

6 Jun 2018

The fifth annual meeting of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores took place yesterday in Brussels. The Platform brings together representatives from landowning, herding, hunting, research and conservation organisations to “promote ways and means to minimize and find solutions to conflicts between people and large carnivores”. The Plenary meeting is the annual opportunity for the Platform members to review their work plan and agree the next years’ work.

5 Jun 2018

The implications of Brexit on shooting and hunting activities in the UK were discussed at a recent meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation (APPG) in the UK Parliament, Westminster, London.

4 Jun 2018

On 1 June 2018, the European Commission (EC) published its proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In FACE’s opinion (1) , many parts of the proposal need greater clarity to ensure a high level of ambition with regards to the future of our environment and biodiversity. 

4 Jun 2018

FACE is proud to announce its first fundraising auction organised with the support and partnership of Joh. Springer’s Erben.

The auction takes place on Thursday, 28th of June 2018, from 16:00 CET in Vienna.You are invited to view the catalogue HERE.

1 Jun 2018

The need for a more pragmatic and trust-based approach to large carnivore management was the key focus of a meeting between FACE, the Nordic Hunters’ Alliance and Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr. Jyrki Katainen on 31 May 2018 in Brussels.

30 May 2018

Sophie Hutchinson (BASC), James Legge (CountrysideAlliance) & Ludwig Willnegger on meetings with UK MEPs on consequences of Brexit for British shooters and hunters!

17 May 2018

On 16 May 2018, MEP Iveta Grigule-Pēterse (ALDE, LV) organised with the help of FACE a conference on “The Threat of African Swine Fever in Europe: The Key Role of Hunters” in the Eur


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