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1 - Introduction- Meeting of the W.G. on the elaboration of a European Charter on Angling and Biodiversity Carolina Lasén Díaz Council of Europe Strasbourg, 9 April 2010

2 Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats  Main biodiversity treaty in Europe (Bern, 1979)  50 Parties (incl. EU, 27 EU-MS, 18 other European countries, and 4 African States)  Aims: conserve wild flora and fauna,and their natural habitats, and promote co- operation among States  Places a particular emphasis on endangered and vulnerable species, including migratory and endemic species

3 Obligations for Parties  adopt legal and administrative measures to ensure the protection of listed species;  promote national policies for the conservation of wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats;  have regard of biological diversity in their planning and development policies;  promote education and awareness on wild species and natural habitas;  co-operate when appropriate;  encourage and co-ordinate research.

4 Four Appendices  List of strictly protected Flora (Appendix I)  List of strictly protected fauna species (Appendix II) [exceptions possible under certain conditions]  List of protected fauna species (Appendix III) [regulated exploitation allowed]  List of prohibited means and methods of killing, capture and other forms of exploitation (Appendix IV)  List of prohibited means and methods of killing, capture and other forms of exploitation (Appendix IV) For freshwater fish: Explosives, firearms, poisons, anaesthetics, electricity with alternating current, artificial light sources For freshwater fish: Explosives, firearms, poisons, anaesthetics, electricity with alternating current, artificial light sources

5 European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity  Recommendation 1689 (2004) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE  Standing Committee agreed to include it in its programme of activities for 2006  Mandate: “Elaborate, in collaboration with concerned stakeholders, a European Charter on Hunting dealing with all relevant aspects of hunting and wildlife conservation”.  Prepared in (adopted in Nov.2007)  Recommendation 128 (2007) of the Standing Committee

6 2007 European Charter  The European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity includes:  12 principles, providing the framework for: 47 guidelines: for regulators and managers 47 guidelines: for regulators and managers 59 guidelines: for ”users” (hunters and hunting tour operators) 59 guidelines: for ”users” (hunters and hunting tour operators)  Three different publications of the European Charter (in 2008): by CIC, FACE and the CoE.

7 Recommendation 128 (2007)  Considers the Charter as guidelines for competent national authorities and relevant stakeholders  Recommends Contracting Parties (and observer states and organisations) to: Take the Charter into consideration; Take the Charter into consideration; Apply its principles in the elaboration and implementation of their hunting policies.. Apply its principles in the elaboration and implementation of their hunting policies.. … so as to ensure that hunting is carried out in a sustainable way. … so as to ensure that hunting is carried out in a sustainable way.

8 Main conclusions: 1. Important role of international/regional tools for national + local actions 2. Crucial to consult, co-ordinate, be open, and integrate all sectors involved 3. Necessary to address biodiversity conservation AND sustainable use together 4. Complementary approach to hunting/ angling and biodiversity in Europe

9 Plans for a European Charter on Angling and Biodiversity  Included in 2010 Programme of Activities: “Preparation of a Charter complementary to the 2007 European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity, providing Parties with principles and guidelines for sustainable angling activities”. “Preparation of a Charter complementary to the 2007 European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity, providing Parties with principles and guidelines for sustainable angling activities”.  Terms of reference: “To prepare a draft Charter on Angling and Biodiversity for submission to the Standing Committee” “To prepare a draft Charter on Angling and Biodiversity for submission to the Standing Committee”  Ad Hoc Working Group: Meeting on 9 April 2010

10 Procedure:  Working Group includes Parties and Observers (IGOs, NGOs)  Draft text prepared by the consultant  Draft sent in advance of meeting  Discussion in the working group (09/04)  Revised draft to be prepared after the meeting  Further consultation (by )  Finalisation and submission to the SC

11 Next steps  Written comments by (to: by 23 April 2010 by 23 April 2010  Revised draft Charter: mid-June 2010 mid-June 2010  Comments to revised draft Charter: by mid-August 2010 by mid-August 2010  Final draft: end September 2010 end September 2010  Translate into French and submit to SC  30 th meeting of the SC: 6-10 December 2010

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