Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Bern Convention
Group of Experts on Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles (Marine turtles)

The Bern Convention group of experts of the amphibian and reptiles was created in 1986 and has been very active on the conservation of amphibians and reptiles. The group meets regularity and under to its very active work a few recommendations and action plans had been made and adopted.
The Bern Convention has been particularly active on dealing with conservation problems of marines turtles in the Mediterranean, both in the framework of the group of experts on amphibians and reptiles, on the organisation of conferences, and in the opening of files for presumed violations in a number of important nesting beaches.

Recommendation No. 119 (2006) on the conservation of certain endangered species of amphibians and reptiles in Europe

Recommendation No. 95 (2002) on the conservation of marine turtles in Kazanli beach (Turkey)

Recommendation No. 66 (1998) on the conservation status of some nesting beaches for marine turtles in Turkey

Recommendation No. 64 (1997) on the conservation of Caretta caretta in Kaminia (Cephalonia, Greece)

Recommendation No. 63 (1997) on the conservation of the Akamas peninsula, Cyprus, and, in particular, of the nesting beaches of Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas

Recommendation No. 54 (1996) on the conservation of Caretta caretta at Patara (Turkey)

Recommendation No. 27 (1991) on the conservation of some threatened amphibians in Europe

Recommendation No. 26 (1991) on the conservation of some threatened reptiles in Europe

Recommendation No. 24 (1991) on the protection of some beaches in Turkey of particular importance to marine turtles

Recommendation No. 13 (1988) concerning measures for the protection of critical biotopes of endangered amphibians and reptiles

Recommendation No. 12 (1988) concerning the protection of important turtle nesting beaches in Turkey

Recommendation No. 9 (1987) on the protection of Caretta caretta in Laganas Bay, Zakynthos (Greece)

Recommendation No. 8 (1987) on the protection of marine turtles in Dalyan and other important areas in Turkey Recommendation No. 7 (1987) on the protection of marine turtles and their habitats

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