The Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside Intergroup of the European Parliament will be hosting an event on 26 April, 2022 in Brussels titled, “Is Africa being heard? Hunting, Conservation and Livelihoods.”
The Intergroup is made up of Members of European Parliament, and works to foster exchanges on the topics of biodiversity, hunting and the countryside between MEPs and civil society.
The event – which is organised in conjunction with the CIC, FACE (European Federation for Hunting and Conservation), Safari Club International, Safari Club International Foundation, Dallas Safari Club and the European Landowners’ Organization – will bring together European and African decision-makers to explore the management and conservation of wildlife in Africa, as well as the role of local communities in these activities.
The panel will consist of a broad range of stakeholders, including African representatives, the European Commission, NGOs and scientists (the full list of participants can be seen in the promotional poster above).
Key African conservation approaches, including sustainable use, will be discussed, and local communities – who play a key role in anti-poaching and incentive-based conservation – will be represented in the talks.
The topics to be explored at the event are:
- The ways in which African communities lead and must be allowed to lead
- How the EU and the rest of the world can assist African governments and local communities in that leadership
- Strategies to avoid that could interfere and harm African countries’ efforts
- The lessons that we can learn from Africa
Registration is required if you wish to participate and attend the event in-person. Please visit the official website to register your attendance.
The event will also be streamed live for those wishing to attend remotely. More information on this will be provided in the near future.