The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) has commissioned an international evaluation of the method used for estimating the wolf population size. The report finds that sufficiently comprehensive documentation of the assessment method would help citizens to develop more trust in population assessments.
The National Committee of Finland of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature needs your help in finding an individual, organization or business that has been successful in safeguarding nature’s vitality and functioning ecosystem services in 2015 and 2016 in Finland – Send your proposal!
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira starts the aerial distribution of rabies vaccine baits on the south-eastern border on the 15th of September. It is important that all foxes, raccoon dogs and other small predators that are killed by hunters or found dead in or near the bait vaccination area are sent to Evira for follow-up examination.
This morning MEPs expressed support for the EU’s proposal to have international guidelines on trade and traceability in hunting trophies. At the same time they rejected a proposal to call for a ban on trophy hunting and to ban the sale of hunting trophies.
Large carnivore populations are increasing in numbers and spreading to new areas in Europe, thanks to the conservation measures that have been taken. This has aroused considerable interest in large carnivores but also given rise to some concern and public debate.
Next week site managers, landowners and wildlife and hunting organisations from across Europe will come together to share best practice on how sustainable hunting practices can be integrated into nature conservation planning.
An international action planning workshop for the Taiga Bean Goose took place in Finland. This action-planning process is the first of its kind under AEWA as it deals with a declining population for which an adaptive harvest framework is foreseen to be developed.
World Rabies Day reminds us of the fact that rabies remains a major concern worldwide. Evira welcomes everyone to a seminar, at which this disease will be discussed, on Friday, 27 September 2013. The seminar is free of charge and open to the public.
World Migratory Bird Day 2013 will highlight the importance of ecological networks for the survival of migratory birds, the important human networks dedicated to their conservation, the threats migratory birds face, and the need for more international cooperation to conserve them.