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Managing predators for meadow birds

European Parliament, Room P4B001 – 05 March 2019

FACE, the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation, is delighted to invite you to the conference “Managing predators for meadow birds”, MEP Bendt Bendtsen, Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside”.

This conference will discuss predator management as a tool to conserve vulnerable species. It will focus on population declines of meadow (wading) birds, which are often driven by low reproductive success resulting from habitat loss and nest/chick losses due to high levels of predation.

The recently adopted EU action plan for breeding meadow birds (waders) calls for the control of predators to increase the breeding productivity of eight species. Predator management requires close cooperation with authorities and local interest groups, such as hunters, farmers and landowners.

In this context, Europe’s 7 million hunters can play an important role in managing predators.

Information about the event

WHEN: Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 16:30 – 18:30
WHERE: European Parliament, Room P4B001

INTERPRETATION: EN – NL – DE

MEETING POINT:
Due to increased security in Brussels, participants are requested to arrive 45 minutes in advance – 15h45 – at the Simone Veil Entrance, Altiero Spinelli building, European Parliament, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.

Participants will be requested to show their ID.

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required by 26 February 2019, specifying your name, surname, date of birth, nationality, ID document.

AGENDA

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONMEP Karl-Heinz Florenz
President of the Intergroup “Hunting, Biodiversity, Countryside”
MEP Bendt Bendtsen
Vice-President of the Intergroup
Chair of the meeting
PANELJoseph van der Stegen
DG Environment, European Commission
Iben Hove Sørensen
Danish Hunters’ Association
Bertwin Elshof
Agro-cooperative Lierderbroek
DISCUSSIONOpen floor discussion (Q&A)
Conclusions and closing remarks

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required by 26 February