Nature
Bern Convention
Institutions

33rd Standing Committee meeting
03 - 06 December 2013
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 51 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 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee


Agenda
Draft Agenda - T-PVS(2013)01E

Preliminary Draft Annotated Agenda - T-PVS(2013)18E

Rules of procedure of the Standing Committee, on-the-spot enquiries and mediation - T-PVS/Inf(2013)06E


Meeting and national reports
Summary tables of reporting under the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2013)05E

1st Meeting of the Bureau - Strasbourg, 8 April 2013 - Meeting Report - T-PVS(2013)02E

2nd Meeting of the Bureau - Strasbourg, 17 September 2013 - Meeting Report - T-PVS(2013)10E

Biennial Reports 2009 - 2010 - T-PVS/Inf(2013)29

Biennial Reports 2011 - 2012 - T-PVS/Inf(2013)30

General Reports 2009 - 2012 - T-PVS/Inf(2013)19

Introductory report on nature conservation in the Republic of Belarus - T-PVS/Inf(2013)37E

Report of the visit of the Secretariat to the Republic of Belarus - T-PVS/Notes(2013)05E

Report of the meeting of the Group of Specialists of the European Diploma - T- PVS/DE(2013)10E

Adopted Resolutions on the renewal of the European Diploma for Protected Areas in 2013 - T-PVS/DE(2013)08E

Report of the meeting of the Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species - T- PVS(2013)05E + 5add

Report of the 2nd Conference on Illegal killing, trapping and trade of birds and of the meeting of Group of Experts on the Conservation of birds - T- PVS(2013)06E

Report of the meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks - T-PVS/PA(2013)14E

Report of the meeting of the Group of Experts on the Conservation of Invertebrates - T-PVS(2013)17E

Compilation of national reports on the conservation of Invertebrates - T-PVS/Inf(2013)04E

Conclusions of the EPPO/COE/IUCN ISSG/DGAV/UC/ESAC Workshop on How to communicate on Pets and IAS - T-PVS/Inf(2013)34E

Report of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group of Experts on budgetary matters - T-PVS(2013)19E


Technical and scientific reports
Improving the International coordination on Species Recovery Plans: Background document - T-PVS/Inf(2013)09E

Assessment of the compliance by Parties with Recommendation No. 155 (2011) on the illegal killing, trapping and trade of wild birds - T-PVS/Inf(2013)13E

Assessment of the compliance by Parties with the Budapest declaration on Bird Protection and Power lines - T-PVS/Inf(2013)12E

Overview of the Species Action Plans endorsed by the Bern Convention and need for update - T-PVS/Inf(2013)14E + annex

Windfarms and Birds: An updated analysis of the effects of windfarms on birds, and best practice guidance on integrated planning and impact assessment - T-PVS/Inf(2013)15E

Observer Organisation reports on the Implementation of the Action Points listed in the Budapest Declaration on bird protection and power lines - T-PVS/Inf(2013)16E

Observer organisations' reports on the implementation of the action points of Recommendation No. 155 (2011) - T-PVS/Inf(2013)18E

Proposals and suggestions on ways and means to ensure the appropriate funding for the strategic development and implementation of the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2013)21E

Communication on IAS issues to media - T-PVS/Inf(2013)28E

INTERPOL Programme to combat the illegal killing, trapping and trade in wild birds - T-PVS/Inf(2013)32E


Working documents
Draft Recommendation on the Code of Conduct on Hunting and Invasive Alien Species - T- PVS(2013)11E

Code of Conduct on Hunting and Invasive Alien Species - T- PVS/Inf(2013)20E

Draft Recommendation on the European Guidelines on Protected Areas and IAS - T- PVS(2013)12E

European Guidelines on Protected Areas and IAS - T- PVS/Inf(2013)22E

Draft Recommendation on the implementation of twenty-one new or revised action plans for most threatened birds in the Convention’s area- T- PVS(2013)09E

Draft Recommendation on the implementation of the Tunis Action Plan 2013-2020 for the eradication of illegal killing, trapping and trade of wild birds - T- PVS(2013)04E

Draft list of proposed Emerald sites to be officially nominated as Candidate Emerald Sites - T-PVS/PA(2013)17E

Draft revised Emerald Network Standard Data Form of Annex 1 to resolution No. 5 (1998) - T-PVS/PA(2013)08E

Draft revised Criteria for the evaluation of the sufficiency of proposed ASCIs - T-PVS/PA(2013)13E

Draft Recommendation on threats by neurotoxic insecticides to pollinators - T-PVS(2013)13E

Draft Recomendation on the European Charter on Fungi gathering and biodiversity - T-PVS(2013)03E

European Charter on Fungi gathering and biodiversity - T-PVS/Inf(2013)26E

National reports on ways and means to ensure the appropriate funding for the strategic development and implementation of the Bern Convention - T- PVS/Inf(2013)21E

Factsheet: The Bern Convention: a priority Treaty for democracy in Europe - T-PVS/Inf(2013)35E

Statement of the Bern Convention to the 17th meeting of the CBD SBSTTA on the achievement of Strategic Goal C, Aichi Targets 11 and 12, Montereal (Canada) 14-18 October 2013 - T-PVS/Inf(2013)33E

Bern Convention: using the Online Reporting System - T- PVS/Inf(2013)31E

Draft decision on financing the Bern Convention - T- PVS(2013)07E

Draft programme of activities 2014-2015 - T-PVS(2013)08E


Complaints and Follow-up of Recommendations  
Summary of case files and complaints - T-PVS(2013)16E

Register of Bern Convention complaints - T- PVS/Inf(2013)03

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): File open: Greece - threats to marine turtles in Thines Kiparissias: Possible file: France - Protection of the European Green Toad (Bufo viridis) in Alsace: Possible file: Turkey - presumed degradation of nesting beaches in Fetiye and Patara SPAs: Possible file: Turkey - threat to the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus): Possible file: Poland - Possible spread of the American Mink: On-the-Sport appraisal: France / Switzerland - threats to the Rhone streber (Zingel asper) in the Doubs (France) and in the cantons of Jura et de Neuchâtel (Switzerland): Follow-up of Recommendations - Recommendation No. 162 (2012) on the conservation of large carnivores populations in Europe requesting special conservation action: Follow-up of Recommendations - Recommendation No. 154 (2011) on the European Code of Conduct on Pets and Invasive Alien Species:
Follow-up of Recommendations - Recommendation No. 95 (2002) on the conservation of marine turtles in Kazanli beach:
Others
Follow-up to Recommendation No. 149 (2010) on the eradication of the Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) in the Western Palaearctic: national reports - T-PVS/Inf(2013)11E

LCIE: A manifesto for large carnivore conservation in Europe - T-PVS/Inf(2013)27E

Illegal Killing of birds : Annual Report, Cyprus, 2013, by Migratory Birds Conservation in Cyprus (MBCC)

List of adopted Emerald sites 2013 - T-PVS/PA(2013)15

List of nominated candidate Emerald sites 2013 - T-PVS/PA(2013)12

Draft form for requesting exceptions to national reference lists (Emerald Network) for species listed in Annex I of Resolution No. 6 (1998) - T-PVS/PA(2013)04

The Habitats Directive and Bern Convention: Synergy and Dysfunction in Public International and EU Law, by Yaffa Epstein, to appear in Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 26.2.2014

Report on progress on the Irish TB Programme for the eradication of mycobacterium bovis infection from cattle and badgers (2007-2012) - T-PVS/Inf(2013)36E

"Climate change and Human Rights" - Declaration from the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe to the Warsaw Climate Change Conference



Side events
Eradication of the Ruddy Duck

INTERPOL: Preventing illegal killing of birds


Statements
Statement from CMS to the 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2013)25



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