The Bern Convention Group of Experts on European Island Biological Diversity, created in 2009, meets for the third
time in Galéria, Corsica (France), 9-11 June 2011. This meeting contributes to current international efforts to
conserve biological diversity in Islands. The experts will examine the reports by States and International
organisations on biodiversity issues on islands in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the North Atlantic and Baltic,
in Iceland, Norway and Arctic.
The Group will also focus its work on the elaboration of a Charter on Biodiversity in European Islands, filling
the knowledge gaps on threatened island biodiversity and on invasive alien species (IAS) on islands, proposing best
practices for island biodiversity monitoring and conservation, recommending eradication of some particularly harmful
alien species and exploring the conservation potential of small uninhabited islands.
Website from the Tourist Office of Galéria
Charter on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity in European Islands -
Priorities for Conserving Biodiversity on European Islands -
Report of the Group of Experts on European Islands Biological Diversity 2010 -
National reports and contributions on European Islands Biological Diversity -