Nature
Bern Convention
Institutions

32nd Standing Committee meeting
27 - 30 November 2012
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France)


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, illegal killing of birds, among others.

Description :
T-PVS = Working documents
T-PVS/Files = Follow-up of Recommendations and Complaints
T-PVS/Inf = Information documents and past documents
T-PVS/PA = Protected Areas and Ecological Networks
T-PVS/DE = European Diploma of Protected Areas
Other = Other reports for information only


Adopted documents
List of decisions and texts adopted at the 32nd meeting of the Standing Committee

List of officially nominated candidate Emerald sites (as updated at the 32nd meeting of the Standing Committee)

List of officially adopted Emerald sites

Agenda
Draft Agenda - T-PVS(2012)01E

Annotated Draft Agenda - T-PVS(2012)14E


Meeting and national reports
1st Meeting of the Bureau - Strasbourg, 23 April 2012 - Meeting Report - T-PVS(2012)02E

2nd Meeting of the Bureau - Strasbourg, 17 September 2012 - Meeting Report - T-PVS(2012)15E

Biennial Reports 2005 - 2006 - T-PVS/Inf(2012)14

Biennial Reports 2007 - 2008 - T-PVS/Inf(2012)15

Biennial Reports 2009 - 2010 - T-PVS/Inf(2012)16

General Reports 2005 - 2008 - T-PVS/Inf(2012)17

Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas (Strasbourg, 19 February 2012) - Meeting report - T-PVS/DE(2012)15E

Select Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species (Rome, 15-16 March 2012) - Summary of conclusions - T-PVS/Inf(2012)05

Group of Experts on the Conservation of Large Carnivores in Europe (Gstaad, Switzerland, 24-26 May 2012) - Meeting report - T-PVS(2012)07E

Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks (Strasbourg, 18-19 September 2012) - Meeting report - T-PVS/PA(2012)17E

Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change (Strasbourg, 1-2 October 2012) - Meeting report - T-PVS(2012)16E

National reports on biodiversity and climate change - T-PVS/Inf(2012)08

Advisory Group on Budget (Strasbourg, 24 April 2012) - Meeting report - T-PVS(2012)05E

Contributions of the Contracting Parties to the discussions of the Bern Convention Advisory Group of Experts on budget - T-PVS/Inf(2012)06

Summary tables of reporting under the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2012)03


Working documents
Expert's report on the implementation of the Bern Convention in Switzerland - T-PVS/Inf(2012)18F

Request of amendment of Article 22 by Switzerland - T-PVS(2012)04E

Document containing all draft texts presented to the Standing Committee for possible adoption - T-PVS(2012)21E

European Code of Conduct for Botanic Gardens on Invasive Alien Species - T-PVS/Inf(2012)01E

Draft Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct for Botanic Gardens on Invasive Alien Species - T-PVS(2012)09E

European Code of Conduct on zoological gardens and aquaria and invasive alien species - T-PVS/Inf(2012)26E

Draft Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct on zoological gardens and aquaria and invasive alien species - T-PVS(2012)13E

Analysis of the implementation of recommendations made by the Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change - T-PVS/Inf(2012)11E

Draft Recommendation on the effective implementation of guidance for Parties on biodiversity and climate change - T-PVS(2012)10E

IUCN Guidelines for Reintroductions and other Conservation Translocations - T-PVS/Inf(2012)19E

Draft Recommendation on Guidelines for Parties on conservation translocations under changing climatic conditions - T-PVS(2012)06E

Draft guidance on marine biodiversity and climate change - T-PVS/Inf(2012)10E

Draft Recommendation on the conservation of large carnivores populations in Europe requesting special conservation action - T-PVS(2012)19E

Draft Recommendation on the management of expanding populations of large carnivores in Europe - T-PVS(2012)20E

Questionnaire for the reporting of Parties to the Bern Convention on the implementation of the action points listed in the Budapest declaration on bird protection and power lines - T-PVS/Inf(2012)20

Questionnaire for the reporting of Parties on illegal killing of birds - T-PVS/Inf(2012)21

Draft Charter on the gathering of fungi and biodiversity - T-PVS/Inf(2012)12

Draft Recommendation on the Charter on the gathering of fungi and biodiversity - T-PVS(2012)17E

Compilation of government reports and contributions on the establishment of the Pan-European Ecological Network - T-PVS/PA(2012)13

Draft Resolution concerning the national designation of adopted Emerald sites and the implementation of management, reporting and monitoring measures - T-PVS/PA(2012)08E

Draft List of proposed Emerald Sites (proposed ASCIs) to be officially nominated as candidate Emerald sites - T-PVS/PA(2012)16

Draft List of Candidate Emerald Sites to be officially adopted as Emerald sites - T-PVS/PA(2012)14

Draft Action Plan on the future development of the Pan-European Ecological Network - T-PVS/PA(2012)12

Improving the case-file system under the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2012)03

Priorities for the strategic development of the Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2012)18

Financing the work of the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2012)08E

The Bern Convention's contribution to the implementation of relevant CDB decisions at European level - T-PVS/Inf(2012)04

Draft Programme of Activities for 2013 - T-PVS(2012)12



Complaints and Follow-up of Recommendations  
Summary of case files and complaints - T-PVS(2012)11E

Register of Bern Convention complaints - T-PVS/Inf(2012)02

File open: Ukraine - Proposed navigable waterway in the Bystroe Estuary (Danube delta): File open: Cyprus - Akamas Peninsula:
File open: Bulgaria - Wind Farms in Balchik and Kaliakra (Via Pontica): File open: France - Habitats for the survival of the common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) in Alsace: File open: Italy - Eradication and trade of the American Grey Squirrel (Sciuruc carolinensis): Possible file: France - Protection of the European Green Toad (Bufo viridis) in Alsace: Possible file: Greece - threats to marine turtles in Thines Kiparissias:

Possible file: Turkey - threat to the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus): Possible file: France/Switzerland - threats to the Rhone streber (Zingel asper) in the Doubs (France) and in the cantons of Jura and Neuchâtel (Switzerland): Possible file: Turkey - Sport and recreation facilities in Cirali key turtle nesting beach:
Follow-up of Recommendations: Recommendation n° 119 (2006) on the conservation of certain endangered species of amphibians and reptiles in Europe

Follow-up of Recommendations: Recommendation n° 128 (2007) on the European Chanter on Hunting and Biodiversity

Follow-up of Recommendations: Recommendation n° 141 (2009) on potentially invasive alien plants being used as biofuel crops

Follow-up of Recommendations: Recommendation n° 151 (2010) on the protection of the Hermann tortoise (Testudo hermanni) in the Massif des Maures and Plaine des Maures (Var) in France

Follow-up of Recommendations: Recommendation n° 66 (1998) on the conservation status of some nesting beaches for marine turtles in Turkey



European Diploma of Protected Areas
Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas (Strasbourg, 19 February 2012) - Meeting report: T-PVS/DE(2012)15E

Adopted Resolutions on the renewal of the European Diploma for Protected Areas in 2012 - T-PVS/DE(2012)13E

Draft Resolution on the renewal of the European Diploma for Protected Areas to the Belovezhshkaya Pushcha National Park - T-PVS/DE(2012)18E


Others
New Rules of Procedure of the Standing Committee - T-PVS(2009)16E

Annual Cyprus Report 2012 by  Migratory Birds Conservation in Cyprus (MBCC)



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