What is the Biodiversity Manifesto?
Hunting is a highly popular form of nature recreation, an activity enjoyed by 7 million people in Europe. It is one of the oldest forms of consumptive use of renewable natural resources and provides significant social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits in different regions of Europe.
The Biodiversity Manifesto demonstrates the commitment of Europe’s hunters to biodiversity conservation through 38 action points divided in eight specific sections.
Why a Biodiversity Manifesto?
The eight sections:
Since 2013, FACE has been gathering evidence to evaluate the progress made by Europe’s hunters under the Biodiversity Manifesto. Each year, this evidence is outlined in a Report.
The 3rd Report of the Biodiversity Manifesto shows hunters’ contribution to farmland biodiversity conservation. The report is based on 300 projects out of which 45% are occurring on farmland and aiming to conserve mainly 3 species: the Grey Partridge, the European Hare and the Red Grouse. FACE advocates for a new CAP that cares both of farmers and biodiversity.