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Bern Convention
Group of Experts on the Conservation of Invertebrates


The Bern Convention was one of the first international treaties that recognised the importance of invertebrates as potential bio-indicators for the condition of habitats. The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention created the Group of Experts on Conservation of Invertebrates in December 1989, and it held its first meeting in April 1990.

Much research on invertebrates has been carried out since then in order to identify which species - listed in the Appendices - required urgent conservation action and what habitat protection measures would be necessary. This work has been complemented by the 2006 European Strategy for the Conservation of Invertebrates, the first regional instrument for the conservation of invertebrates.

The Group held its last meeting in September 2013.

Meetings
23-24 September 2013, Tirana (Albania) - 10th Meeting of the Group of Experts

23-25 June 2008, Kongsvoll Alpine Garden (Norway) - 9th Meeting of the Group of Experts

19-20 June 2006, Strasbourg (France) - 8th Meeting of the Group of Experts

6-7 September 2003, Cardiff (United-Kingdom) - 7th Meeting of the Group of Experts

13 May 2000, Neuchâtel (Switzerland) - 6th Meeting of the Group of Experts

28-29 April 1998, Strasbourg (France) - 5th Meeting of the Group of Experts

29 May 1996, Killarney (Ireland) - 4th Meeting of the Group of Experts

25-27 May 1994, Strasbourg (France) - 3rd Meeting of the Group of Experts

25-27 March 1992, Strasbourg (France) - 2nd Meeting of the Group of Experts

23-25 April 1990, Strasbourg (France) - 1st Meeting of the Group of Experts

 

Recommendations
Recommendation No. 29 (1991) on the conservation of wetland invertebrates

Recommendation No. 35 (1992) on the conservation of some species of invertebrates listed in Appendix II of the Convention

Recommendation No. 120 (2006) of the Standing Committee on the European Strategy for the Conservation of Invertebrates

Documents
Impacts of Climate Change on European Invertebrates, with reference to the vulnerability of Bern Convention species - T-PVS/Inf(2009)08

European Strategy for the Conservation of Invertebrates

Action Plan for the conservation of Margaritifera auricularia, by Rafael Araujo and Angeles Ramos - T-PVS(2000)09revE

Action Plan for the conservation of Margaritifera margaritifera, by Rafael Araujo and Angeles Ramos - T-PVS(2000)10revE





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