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FRENCH POLITICIANS TAKE THE HUNTERS' SIDE YET AGAIN

PRESSURE MUST BE PUT THROUGH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO REMIND FRANCE OF ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE BIRD DIRECTIVE!

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FRANCE?

The French Government is once again failing in its obligations under the EU Bird Directive to provide protection for migratory waders, ducks and other water birds - many of whom have not completed the breeding process - by permitting hunting of certain species in August.
 
The problem with the current issue is that the hunters have, in a way, won a small battle. The government made some significant concessions earlier in the year, before the elections. Whether there was a cynical plot to revoke one or two dates after the elctions one cannot say; but might be forgiven for thinking so! In other words the conservationists won a significant raft of concessions, a few of which have now been revoked (or reduced), so on balance it might be claimed that they (the conservationists) have nevertheless still achieved something positive. The hunters, on the other hand, might also be expected to feel happier although they still have their declared objective of getting the EU Birds Directive revoked or modified.
 
Please support the French Bird Protection League in their campaign to protect these birds and their habitats by sending a lette of protest to the responsible European Commissioners. A proposed text, which all are free to revise in their own words, is at the  link above. This text will also be sent over the 678 signatures of the Proact Team.
 
We will keep you informed of developments!
 
David Conlin
Proact International
 
23. August 2002


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