FACE and FKNK Welcome the EU Proposal for a Nature Restoration Law
Europe’s new nature restoration law offers huge potential for small game and biodiversity. Greater priority on habitat and ecosystem conservation inside and outside of protected areas is something the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) has been asking for decades. Therefore, the Federation for Hunting and Conservation - Malta (FKNK) joins FACE to call on decision-makers to embrace this important opportunity and support this regulation.
FACE welcomes the proposal, as the Brussels based European hunters' organization has long advocated for greater priority for restoration and maintenance of habitats.
The main request is clear: This Regulation is expected to deliver results for ecosystems and habitats for small game, especially wetlands and farmlands.
FACE also wants its 7,000,000 hunters in Europe to be recognized as key partners, because of their contribution to Europe’s nature restoration agenda. As restoration requires a landscape-level approach, the role of stakeholders, including farmers, land managers, hunters and trappers, is key to develop workable conservation measures.
Many restoration projects will take place on private land, so the right incentives to promote community-based conservation must be provided to increase local acceptance and support. This will be essential for success.