Our Partners

Collaboration is key in FACE. Our work is facilitated by our interaction with our strategic partners as well as our Members. 

We nurture partnerships with a broad array of organisations reflecting the great diversity of our interests.  Together, we share mutual benefits – whether that’s political or technical support and expertise, synergies that avoid duplicated efforts and increase our impact or minimising conflict. 

Here are some of the partners we work with the most, although you find others under specific themes such as Firearms or News.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature - IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation. Their vision is one that FACE shares: of a just world that values and conserves nature. IUCN’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. FACE has been a Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 1987 and has actively engaged in the Union’s Forums and World Conservation Congress, as well as participating in various working groups and supporting IUCN’s events and activities. 

Birdlife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Since the FACE-BirdLife International Agreement was signed in 2004 the cooperation has continued to grow, a good example being the EU Birds Directive Contract, where both organisations sought to prioritise actions, and widen consultation on important issues relating to the implementation of the Directive. The collaboration is, however, not without problems on both sides which often stem from national disagreements. Therefore in addition to our EU policy work, more efforts should be made to build national dialogues and to further promote an understanding of hunting and cooperation for nature conservation.

The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation - CIC is a politically independent advisory body, internationally active on a non-profit basis. The CIC’s global community advocates sustainable hunting through its knowledge, networks and valued traditions to benefit people and conserve nature.

Copa-Cogeca is the united voice of farmers and their co-operatives in the European Union. FACE has stepped up its collaboration with Copa-Cogeca - through our close collaboration on The Rural Coalition and with their Secretary General Pekka Pesonen addressing the 2011 FACE General Assembly. 

The European Landowners’ Organization - ELO is a unique federation of 67 national associations across the EU-28 which represents the interests of landowners, rural managers and entrepreneurs at the European level. ELO defends and promotes a dynamic, prosperous and sustainable countryside based on high environmental standards, economic viability and social fabric. 

The European Anglers’ Alliance - EAA is a pan-European organisation with more than 3 million members affiliated to the 14 EAA member organisations. EAA is the only European angling organisation of its kind defending recreational anglers’ interests at the European level and beyond. Established in 1994, the EAA’s Mission is to safeguard the fish stocks and fisheries of Europe and to protect the interests of all those who fish with rod and line for recreational purposes.

The International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey - IAF is dedicated to the preservation of the ancient art of falconry. Preserving falconry involves maintaining not only the traditional culture that builds practical skills of empathy with animals, but also the conservation of raptors and their prey through preservation of natural habitats. We therefore encourage falconry within the context of sustainable use of wildlife. The IAF is made up of more than 70 associations in over 50 countries worldwide totalling 30,500 Members.

The OMPO Institute (Migratory Birds of the Western Palearctic) is a research institute and international NGO committed to the scientific study of Palearctic migratory birds on their overall distribution range in Africa-Eurasia, and providing knowledge for their management and sustainable use. Due to the scope of its monitoring work OMPO has proved invaluable to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement and other international fora dealing with the conservation of migratory birds.

Safari Club International - SCI, with members in 107 countries is a leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. They work closely together with
their sister organisation the SCI-Foundation (SCI-F) who fund and manage worldwide programmes dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.
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  Wetlands International
is dedicated to maintaining and restoring wetlands - for their environmental values as well as for the services they provide to people. They work through their network of twenty offices, partners and experts to achieve their goals.