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ESUG General Meeting 2017
11 May 2017

ESUG met at 13.00 on 11/05/2017, followed by a reception to launch Perdixnet at the Bozar in Brussels. The draft Minutes of the General Meeting, which has links to all the meeting papers, and details of the logistics are available for download.

 

FACE launches Biodiversity Manifesto
19 Mar 2017

The European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) has launched a manifesto which can be downloaded in English French and German, with links to reports in those languages of 221 conservation projects across Europe which involve hunters. A website featuring the projects is on the way and will be an important new link on best conservation practice in our naturalliance portal.

 

First Nature Action
18 Nov 2016

The first Nature Action (see left Menu), which was agreed for Wild Game and Pollinators at ESUG's 2015 General Meeting, has gone live on trial in the Irish Republic. This follows explanatory talks to the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey, on the portals which ESUG and GWCT have developed for them, on conservation through sustainable use for falconry, and on the new portal for which the Grey Partridge is a flagship. Translated by IAF into Croatian, French, German, Polish and Russian, with Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian on the way from ESUG, Perdixnet aims to restore wildlife-friendly farming from Atlantic to Adriatic.

 

FACE calls for EU to value Sustainable Use
30 Sep 2016

An Intergroup Meeting in the European Parliament followed the policy recommendations of ESUG's GEMCONBIO-UNWIRE and TESS projects in calling for proper recording of value from Hunting, Recreational Fishing, Gathering and Watching wildlife, in order to inform policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

 

WCC6 blog (SULi)
20 Sep 2016

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New portal & update
15 Aug 2016

The portal for conserving Saker Falcons through use in Asia, a cooperation between CMS Raptors MOU, International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF), BirdLife International and IUCN, is re-launched for a new survey after inclusion of first year results in Arabic, Farsi, Pushto and Russian. A new portal with IAF, on conserving small-game and ecosystems on which it depends, is ready for translation.

 

SULi+SUME at IPBES scoping meeting
02 Aug 2016

SULi and SUME members from Argentina, Mexico and the UK were at a meeting in Bonn during 2-4 August to redraft a scoping document for the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. We placed special emphasis on recognition of the positives for conservation from sustainable use of wild species.

 

SULi goes live on Facebook
23 May 2016

Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group launched on Facebook today, with links to much good material. 

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Experts for EEA Scientific Committee
28 Apr 2016

European Environment Agency is calling for applications by experts in socio-technical systems (2 appointments), socio-ecological systems (1), sustainability (2) and data (1), for 3 meetings annually during 4 years. The deadline for applying is 10 June 2016.

 

SULi Chair Spoke in Brussels
20 Apr 2016

On Wednesday 20 April a parliamentary intergroup run by Despina Symons hosted a meeting on "Poachers or Protectors? Local communities at the frontline of conservation". SULi chair Dr Rosie Cooney spoke at the meeting, for which an important Briefing on Trophy Hunting was released, followed by significant information from the European Parliament.

 

Northern Lights and Next Year
15 Oct 2015

The Aurora lit the sky above the CMS Raptors MOU Conference last week, where ESUG's work on the Saker Falcon featured again. The International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey has also joined SUME in a bid for a Workshop on Community-based Conservation through Sustainable Use at IUCN's World Conservation Congress in Hawaii next year.

 

Six countries in six weeks
25 Sep 2015

Brazil, Argentina, Finland, Sweden, Qatar, Abu Dhabi between 4 August and 13 September, to report on the Saker portals at the generous invitation of the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey, and to talk on hunting in protected areas for an agency of the Finnish government, including a side meeting with Chair of CEM's Resilience Thematic Group.

 

ESUG+SUME Meeting Reports
28 Jul 2015

Participants of 15 countries met in Vienna on 23-25 June 2015 for the General Meeting of European Sustainable Use Group and the inaugural meeting of IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management's thematic group on Sustainable Use and Management of Ecosystems. Reports can now be downloaded in the right column of the meeting page.

 

ESUG launches portal upgrades
04 Jul 2015

Just two weeks after decisions taken in Vienna, and thanks to tremendous efforts by 21 country coordinators, ESUG has re-launched Naturalliance with 3 new topics, and made the networking website System for Community Liaison available for a yearly subscription of just €99

 

ESUG to meet in Vienna
24 Jun 2015

ESUG will meet during 23-25 June 2015 to hold a series of meetings, including its biennial GM at 14:00 on 24 June, at the Veterinary Medical Institute of the University of Vienna.

 

Launch of Saker portal system
20 Apr 2015

At its General Meeting in Brussels, the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) will launch the practitioner site  and science site in a project managed for IAF and UNEP-CMS by European Sustainable Use Group.

 

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