Group of experts on the Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles (including Marine turtles)


Photo: Markus HaslingerThe Bern convention Group of experts of the amphibian and reptiles was set up in 1986 and has been very active in identifying threatened species in need of specific conservation actions.

The Particular attention has been given to the conservation of Marine turtles, a species which has been the object of numerous complaints. 

(Photo credit: Markus Haslinger)

The Group will hold its next meeting on 1-2 July 2015.


Recommendation No. 140 (2009) of the Standing Committee, adopted on 26 November 2009, on the control of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) in Southeast Europe

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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