Culture, Heritage and Diversity

The 30th meeting of the Standing Committee

Date: 6-9 December 2010

Location: Strasbourg, France

Venue: the Council of Europe main building – Palais, room 5

The 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (the Bern Convention) takes place in Strasbourg from 6-9 December 2010.

The Standing Committee meets once a year to monitor the implementation and the review of the Convention. The meeting is attended by delegations from 50 Contracting Parties, including the European Union, observer States, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations, international biodiversity conventions, agreements and programmes, as well as by independent experts. Over 100 participants are expected at this year’s meeting to discuss issues such as climate change, invasive alien species, protected areas, recreational fishing and biodiversity, among others.

List of Decisions and Adopted Texts

List of decisions and adopted texts (30th Standing Committee meeting)



Meeting information

Draft Agenda

Annotated Draft Agenda


Working documents

Meeting related documents



More links

Factsheet "Bern Convention"

Bern Convention podcast in English, French and Spanish

Biodiversity photo exhibition online






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Text of the Bern Convention

Groups of experts




 Ivana d'Alessandro

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Véronique de Cussac

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