Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Bern Convention: 10th Meeting of the Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species (IAS)

Alghero (Italy)
20-22 June 2013

Last updated on 13/06/2013

The Bern Convention Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species (IAS), created in 1992, meets for the 10th time in Sardinia, 20-22 June 2013. The meeting will focus on a number of new codes of conduct on IAS and activities and topics such as hunting, recreational fishing and IAS and protected areas. The group of experts will review the implementation of the European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species and of the Code of Conduct on Hunting and Invasive Alien Species.

The meeting should equally contribute to the exchange of experience in successful/failed operations in the control of IAS in Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as on the positive conservation gains and the restoration of ecosystems after eradication.

Meeting information

Draft agenda

Working documents

Report of the 9th meeting of the Group of Experts: T-PVS(2011)06E + version française

Charter on Biological Diversity on Islands: T-PVS/Inf(2011)08 + version française

Code of Conduct on Pets and IAS: T-PVS/Inf(2011)1rev + version française

IUCN Guidelines on Re-introductions and other conservation translocations: T-PVS/Inf(2012)19 + IUCN publication

European Code of Conduct for Botanical Gardens on IAS: T-PVS/Inf(2012)01 + version française

European Code of Conduct on Zoological Gardens and Aquaria and IAS: T-PVS/Inf(2011)26

Relevant recommendations adopted by the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention: T-PVS/Notes(2013)03 + version française

Consolidating pathways between two IAS databases - DAISIE AND GISD: T-PVS/Inf(2013)02

Code of Conduct on hunting and IAS: T-PVS/Inf(2013)20

European Guidelines on Protected Areas and IAS - Final draft (June 2013): T-PVS/Inf(2013)22

National reports and contributions on the implementation of recommendations on IAS: T-PVS/Inf(2013)04

Code of Conduct on recreational fishing and IAS: T-PVS/Inf(2013)01 + Addendum: EIFAC Code of Practice for Recreational Fisheries

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