Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Ecological Networks: 3rd Meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks

Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France) - Palais, room 6
19-20 September 2011

The Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks meets in Strasbourg on 19-20 September 2011 for the third time. During this two-day meeting, experts on protected areas will be informed on the state of play of Emerald Network constitution process. The experts will also discuss the implementation of the Pan-European Ecological Network and most importantly, they will debate on the possible options for its future development. In addition, delegates will be setting-up the Bern Convention contribution in terms of targets for the achievement of the recently adopted global Aichi biodiversity targets, at the 10th COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The meeting will count with the participation of officials from the Council of Europe, the European Union, as well as with representatives of Contracting Parties and Observer states and NGOs to the Bern Convention.

Meeting information

Final agenda

Information documents

2nd meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks (14-15 September 2010, Strasbourg) - Report - T-PVS/PA(2010)11E

Extract from the list of decisions and adopted texts of the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention - T-PVS/PA(2010)15E

Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species - St Julian's (Malta), 18-20 May 2011 - Report - T-PVS(2011)6E

Group of Experts on European Islands Biological Diversity - Galéria (Corsica, France), 9-11 June 2011 - Report - T-PVS(2011)7E

European European Code of Conduct on Protected Areas and IAS - First Draft Version, May 2011 - T-PVS/Inf(2011)06E

The Emerald Network, a Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest for Europe - Information Document - T-PVS/PA(2011)07E

Working documents

Minutes of the preparatory Emerald biogeographical seminar for six West Balkans countries (France, 26-27 January, 2011) - T-PVS/PA(2011)01E

Extract from the Emerald Network Joint Programme follow-up proposal - T-PVS/PA(2011)03E

Possible European 2020 Targets in the field of Protected Areas - T-PVS/PA(2011)04E

Joint programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe - State of progress as of 30 August 2011 - T-PVS/PA(2011)05E

Draft List of proposed Emerald Candidate Sites (proposed ASCI's) - T-PVS/PA(2011)06E

Calendar for the implementation of the Emerald Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest 2011-2020 - T-PVS/PA(2010)08revE

First draft Interpretation manual of the Emerald Network habitats, following the new version of Resolution 4 (1996) - T-PVS/PA(2011)08E

The Future of Ecological Networks in Europe, Discussion Paper - T-PVS/PA(2011)09E

Recommendation No. 25 (1991) on the conservation of natural areas outside protected areas proper - Rec(1991)25E

Draft programme of activities and budget 2012-2013 - T-PVS/PA(2011)10E

Harmonisation between lists of species targeted by Resolution 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention, Annex I of the Birds Directive and Annex II of the Habitats Directive - T-PVS/PA(2011)11E - Comparative analysis (excel file)

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