Nature
Bern Convention
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31st Standing Committee meeting
29 November - 2 December 2011
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



Agenda
Draft Agenda - T-PVS(2011)01E

Annoted Draft Agenda - T-PVS(2011)18E


Final documents
List of decisions and adopted texts - T-PVS(2011)Misc 1+2

Recommendation on Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change - T-PVS(2011)16E

Recommendation on the Charter on the Conservation and Sustainable use of Biological Diversity on European Islands - T-PVS(2011)25E

Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct on Pets and Invasive Alien Species - T-PVS(2011)20E

Recommendation on the Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade of Wild Birds - T-PVS(2011)22E

Recommendation on the implementation of an Action Plan for the conservation of the White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) along the Danube - T-PVS(2011)11E

Revised Resolution No. 2 (1993) on the scope of Articles 8 and 9 of the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2011)02E

Updated Model Form for Biennal Reports - T-PVS/INF(2011)22E

Bern Convention - Programme of Activities for 2012-2013 - T-PVS(2011)12E

Charter on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity in European Islands - T-PVS/Inf(2011)08revE

List of candidate Emerald Sites (proposed ASCIS) - T-PVS/PA(2011)06E

Recommendation on the status of candidate Emerald sites and guidelines on the criteria for their nomination - T-PVS/PA(2011)12E

Revised Annex I of Resolution 6 (1998) of the Standing Committeeto the Bern Convention - T-PVS/PA(2011)15E


Working documents
1st Meeting Report of the Bureau - Strasbourg, 11 April 2011 - Meeting Report - T-PVS(2011)05E

2nd Meeting of the Bureau - Strasbourg, 9 September 2011 - Meeting Report - T-PVS(2011)15E

Draft Revised Resolution No. 2 (1993) on the scope of Articles 8 and 9 of the Bern Convention -

Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species - Final Report - St Julian's (Malta), 18-20 May 2011 - T-PVS(2011)06E

Group of Experts on European Islands Biological Diversity - Galéria (Corsica, France), 9-11 June 2011 - Report - T-PVS(2011)07E

Comments on PACE Recommendation 1964 (2011) on “The need to assess progress in the implementation of the Bern Convention” - T-PVS(2011)08E

European Conference on Illegal Killing of Birds - Larnaca (Cyprus), 6-8 July 2011 - Report - T-PVS(2011)09E

Financing the work of the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2011)10E

Draft Programme of Activities for 2012-2013

Application of the Convention - Summary of case files and complaints - September 2011 - T-PVS(2011)13revE

Improving the case-file system of the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2011)14E

Implementing the Aichi 2020 Targets in Europe: the Role of the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2011)17E

Document containing all draft texts presented to the Standing Committee for possible adoption - T-PVS(2011)23E

Addendum to the Document containing all draft texts presented to the Standing Committee for possible adoption - T-PVS(2011)23addE

Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change - Strasbourg, 10-11 October 2011 - Report - T-PVS/(2011)24E

Register of Bern Convention Case-Files - T-PVS/Inf(2011)15E

Draft Updated Model Form for Biennal Reports


Draft Recommendations
Larnaca Declaration - Decl(2011)01E

Draft Recommendation on the implementation of an Action Plan for the conservation of the White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) along the Danube

Draft Recommendation on Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change

Draft Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct on Hunting and Invasive Alien Species - T-PVS(2011)19E

Draft Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct on Pets and Invasive Alien Species

Draft Recommendation on the European 2020 Targets on Invasive Alien Species - T-PVS(2011)21E

Draft Recommendation on the Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade of Wild Birds

Draft Recommendation on the Charter on the Conservation and Sustainable use of Biological Diversity on European Islands

Draft Recommendation on the status of candidate Emerald sites and guidelines on the criteria for their adoption

Draft Recommendation on the European 2020 targets on Protected Areas - T-PVS/PA(2011)14E

Draft revised Annex I of Resolution 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention


Follow-up of Recommendations and Complaints
Threats to natural habitats and species in Dniester River Delta (Ukraine) - Report by the Government - T-PVS/Files(2011)02E

Dossier éventuel : Protection du Crapaud vert européen (Bufo viridis) en Alsace (France) - Rapport du Gouvernement - T-PVS/Files(2011)06F [French only]

Dossier ouvert : Habitats pour la survie du Hamster commun (Cricetus cricetus) (France) - Rapport du Gouvernement - T-PVS/Files(2011)07revF [French only]

File open: Proposed navigable waterway in the Bystroe Estuary (Danube delta) (Ukraine) - Report by the Government - T-PVS/Files(2011)08E

Implementation of Recommendation No. 136 (2008) on improving the conservation of the Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) in Europe - Report by the Governments (Provisional)- T-PVS/Files(2011)10E

Dossier ouvert : Protection du crapaud vert européen (Bufo viridis) en Alsace (France) - T-PVS/Files(2011)11F [french only]

Follow-up of Recommendation No. 144 (2009) of the Standing Committee, on the wind park in Smøla (Norway) and other wind farm developments in Norway - Report by the Government - T-PVS/Files(2011)12E

Follow-up of Recommendation No. 120 (2006) On the European strategy for the Conservation of Invertebrates - Report by the Governments (Provisional)- T-PVS/Files(2011)13E

Wind farms in Balchik and Kaliakra – Via Pontica (Bulgaria) - Report by the NGO - T-PVS/Files(2011)14E

Habitats pour la survie du Hamster commun (Cricetus cricetus) (France) - Rapport de l'ONG - T-PVS/Files(2011)15F [French only]

Plainte en attente : Impacts écologiques d'un centre touristique à Saïdia (Maroc) - Rapport du Gouvernement - T-PVS/Files(2011)18F [French only]

Implementation of Recommendation No. 132 (2007) on the conservation of fungi in Europe - Report by the Government (Provisional) - T-PVS/Files(2011)19E

Conservation of the Akamas and Limni areas in Western Cyprus - Report by the Government - T-PVS/Files(2011)20E

Proposed navigable waterway in the Bystroe Estuary (Danube delta) (Ukraine) - Report by the European Union - T-PVS/Files(2011)23E

Conservation of the Akamas and Limni areas in Western Cyprus - Report by the NGO - T-PVS/Files(2011)24E

Follow-up of the case files - Report by the European Commission - T-PVS/Files(2011)26E

Eradication and trade of the American Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) - Report by the Government - T-PVS/Files(2011)27E

Implementation of Recommendation No. 119 (2006) on the conservation of certain endangered species of amphibians and reptiles in Europe - Report by the Governments (Provisional) - T-PVS/Files(2011)28E

Plainte en attente: Impacts écologiques d'un centre touristique à Saïdia (Maroc) - Mission consultative Ramsar - Rapport N°71: Moulouya, Maroc (2010) - T-PVS/Files(2011)29F [french only]

Follow-up of Recommendation No. 144 (2009) of the Standing Committee, on the wind park in Smøla (Norway) and other wind farm developments in Norway - Report by the NGO - T-PVS/Files(2011)30E

Suivi de la Recommandation n° 151 (2010) concernant la protection de la Tortue d'Hermann (Testudo hermanni) dans le massif et la plaine des Maures (Var) (France) - Rapport du Gouvernement - T-PVS/Files(2011)31F [french only]


Protected Areas and Ecological Networks
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 ASCIS)

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

Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks - 19 - 20 September 2011, Strasbourg (France) - Report - T-PVS/PA(2011)13E


European Diploma of Protected Areas
Meeting Report of the Group of Specialists - European Diploma of Protected Areas (Strasbourg, 14-15 March 2011) - T-PVS/DE(2011)16E

Adopted Resolutions European Diploma of protected areas - T-PVS/DE(2011)17E


Information documents and past documents
Code of Conduct on Pets and Invasive Alien Species (including ornamental fish) in Europe - T-PVS/Inf(2011)01revE

Code of conduct on Zoological Gardens and Aquaria and Invasive Alien Species in Europe - Draft version - T-PVS/Inf(2011)04E

European Code of Conduct on Hunting and IAS - T-PVS/Inf(2011)05E

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

Protocol of the 1st Meeting of the Moldova - Romania - Ukraine joint Commission - T-PVS/Inf(2011)07E

Priorities for Conserving Biodiversity on European Islands - T-PVS/Inf(2011)09revE

National reports and contributions on European Islands Biological Diversity - T-PVS/Inf(2011)10E

European Conference on Illegal Killing of Birds - National reports T-PVS/Inf(2011)11E

Illegal Killing of Birds: Human dimensions - T-PVS/Inf(2011)12E

Review of the illegal killing and trapping of birds in Europe - Report by the BirdLife Partnership - T-PVS/Inf(2011)13E

Budapest Declaration on bird protection and power lines - T-PVS/Inf(2011)14E

Monitoring for the Conservation of the Leopard in the Caucasus Ecoregion - T-PVS/Inf(2011)16E

Planta Europa Krakow Declaration 2011 on the Conservation of wild plants in Europe: Actions for wild plants - T-PVS/Inf(2011)17E

Bern Convention Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change - National Reports and Contributions - T-PVS/Inf(2011)18E

Summary tables of reporting under the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2011)20E

The Bern Convention, the EU Birds and Habitats Directives and the Adaptation of Nature to Climate Change - T-PVS/Inf(2011)21E

Provisions on exceptions: expertise by Pronatura - T-PVS/Inf(2011)23E

Biennial Reports (2009-2010) - T-PVS/Inf(2011)24E

Biennal Reports (2009-2010) - United Kingdom - T-PVS/Inf(2011)24addE

Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: Current State of Knowledge - T-PVS/Inf(2011)25E

Illegal Trapping, Killing and Trade of Birds in Cyprus - Updated Report by the NGOs - T-PVS/Inf(2011)27E

Action Plan for the Conservation of the White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus Albicilla) along the Danube - T-PVS/Inf(2011)28E

Rapport sur la mise en oeuvre de la Convention de Berne en Suisse - T-PVS/Inf(2011)29F [french only]

Biennial Reports (2005-2006) (Provisional) - T-PVS/Inf(2011)30E

Biennial Reports (2007-2008) (Provisional) - T-PVS/Inf(2011)31E

International Hamster Workgroup - 18th Meeting - 14-17 October 2011, Strasbourg (France) - Conclusions - T-PVS/Inf(2011)32E

Conservation Strategy and National Action Plans for the Conservation of the critically endangered Balkan Lynx - T-PVS/Inf(2011)33E

Strategy for the Conservation of the Balkan Lynx in "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and Albania - Results from the Strategic Planning Workshop for the Conservation of the Balkan Lynx Peshtani, MK, 3-4 June 2008 - T-PVS/Inf(2011)34E

Governments' reports on the follow-up of Recommendation No. 110 (2004) - T-PVS/Files(2010)11E

Implementation of Recommendation No. 110/2004 on minimising adverse effects of above-ground electricity transmission facilities (power lines) on birds - Report by the NGOs - T-PVS/Files(2010)21E

Model form for Biennial reports - T-PVS/Inf(2009)11E

Interpretation of Article 9 of the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2010)16E

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

30th meeting of the Standing Committee - Strasbourg, 6 - 9 December 2010 - Meeting report - T-PVS(2010)25E


Others
Follow-up of Recommendation No. 113 (2004) - NGO Report to the Bern Convention Standing Committee

Report autumn 2011 - Emptying the Skies of the Mediterranean & the Island of Cyprus

Short report on the conservation of sea turtles on the island of Zakynthos, Greece for 2011

The progress report of the Czech Republic on the implementation of the Recommendation No. 106 (2003) on the conservation of the Aesculapian snake

Conclusions and Recommendations on the part of FACE and its Member organisations


NGOS' positions on the interpration of Article 9 of the Bern Convention

Comments and Suggestions to the Draft Revised Resolution No. 2 (1993) , by Pro Natura

Notes on the draft revision of Resolution N. 2 (1993) on the objects of Articles 8 and 9 of the Bern Convention

BirdLife International position on Draft Revised Resolution No. 2 (1993) on the scope of Articles 8 and 9 of the Bern Convention

Bern Convention: Article 9 Derogations Abuse in Spain


Side events
1) Wind energy and wildlife impacts – lessons learned from Smøla
Wednesday 30th November, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Room 5
Moderator: Dr Kjetil Bevanger, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research - NINA

Pre- and post-construction studies of conflicts between birds and wind turbines in coastal Norway (Bird-Wind) Report on findings 2007-2010
Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts, 2-5 May 2011, Trondheim, Norway: Proceedings
Collision risk in white-tailed eagles; Modelling kernel-based collision risk using satellite telemetry data in Smøla wind-power plant


2) Progress towards the eradication of the Ruddy Duck
Tuesday 29th November, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Compilation of National Reports
Follow-up of Recommendation No. 149 (2010) of the Standing Committee, on the eradication of the Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) in the Western Palaearctic - Report by the Governments - T-PVS/Files(2011)32E
Follow-up of Recommendation No. 149 (2010) of the Standing Committee, on the eradication of the Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) in the Western Palaearctic - Report by the Governments - France T-PVS/Files(2011)32addE
Eradication of the Ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis in the Western Palaearctic - T-PVS/Inf(2010)21revE


3) Future of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
Thursday 1st December, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Group of Specialists European Diploma of Protected Areas - Future of the European Diploma - T-PVS/DE(2011)12revE




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