37th Standing Committee meeting

Strasbourg, France 5-8 December 2017
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Last updated on 20/10/2017

Description :

T-PVS = Working documents
T-PVS/Files = Follow-up of Recommendations and Complaints
T-PVS/Inf = Information documents
T-PVS/PA = Protected Areas and Ecological Networks
T-PVS/DE = European Diploma of Protected Areas
Other = Other reports for information only


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Agenda Item 1 - Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda


Agenda Item 2 - Chairman's report and communications from the delegations and from the Secretariat


Agenda Item 3 - Monitoring of the implementation of the legal aspects of the Convention

3.1 Biennial reports 2013-2014, 2015-2016 concerning exceptions made to Articles 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 and quadrennial reports 2009-2012 and 2013-2016

  • Summary tables of reporting under the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2017)12
  • Registered users to the ORS System - T-PVS/Inf(2017)XX


3.3 Proposal for amendment of the Convention: Proposal for listing the Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx ssp. balcanicus) in the Appendix II of the Bern Convention


3.4 Gender mainstreaming and the Bern Convention

  • Draft recommendation on mainstreaming a gender equality perspective in the implementation of the Convention - T-PVS(2017)21E

Agenda Item 4 - Monitoring of Species and Habitats

Documents for information only

  • Compilation of 2016 reports by Parties on the follow-up of Recommendation No.176 (2015) - T-PVS/Files(2016)30
  • Compilation of Parties' replies to the 2017 Questionnaire for the reporting by Parties on the implementation of Recommendation No.176(2015) - T-PVS/Inf(2017)18
  • Compilation of national reports for 2017 on the conservation of amphibians and reptiles - T-PVS/Inf(2017)20


4.1 Biodiversity and Climate Change

  • Report of the 1st meeting of the Restricted Group of Experts on Biodiversity and Climate Change - T-PVS(2017)19E
  • Mandate of the Restricted Group of Experts - T-PVS(2017)18E


4.2 Invasive Alien Species

  • Report of the Expert meeting on the eradication of the ruddy duck - T-PVS/Inf(2017)03
  • Report of the 12th meeting of the Group of Experts on IAS - T-PVS(2017)12E
  • Draft Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct for Invasive Alien Trees - T-PVS(2017)14E
  • Draft Code of conduct for Invasive Alien Trees - T-PVS/Inf(2017)08
  • Draft Recommendation on the European Code of Conduct on International Travel and IAS - T-PVS(2017)15E
  • Code of Conduct on International travel and IAS - T-PVS/Inf(2017)01
  • Draft Recommendation on the control and eradication of IAS on islands - T-PVS(2017)16E


4.3 Conservation of Birds

  • Report of the 6th meeting of the Group of Experts on the conservation of birds - T-PVS(2017)23E
  • Report of the Joint Bern SFPs Network/CMS MIKT meeting - T-PVS(2017)22E
  • Draft Recommendation on the establishment of a Scoreboard for measuring progress in combatting illegal killing, taking and trade of wild birds - T-PVS(2017)10E
  • Scoreboard for measuring progress in combatting illegal killing, taking and trade of wild birds - T-PVS/Inf(2017)14E


4.4 Amphibians and Reptiles

  • Report of the meeting of the 9th Group of Experts on amphibians and reptiles - T-PVS(2017)28E
  • Draft recommendation on biosafety measures for the prevention of the spread of amphibian and reptile species diseases - T-PVS(2017)26E


4.6 Habitats

4.6.1 Protected Areas and Ecological Networks

  • Report of the 2nd meeting of the ad-hoc Restricted Group of Experts - T-PVS/PA(2017)XX
  • Report of the 8th meeting of the GoEPAEN - T-PVS/PA(2017)XX
  • Legal analysis of the Emerald Network reporting requirements under the Bern Convention - T-PVS/Inf(2017)11
  • Draft reporting format for the period 2013-2018 - T-PVS/PA(2017)09
  • Subset of species from Resolution No.6 (1998) and habitats from Resolution No.4 (1996) for the reporting under Resolution No. 8 (2012) over the period 2013-2016 - T-PVS/PA(2017)11 updated on 20 October
  • Updated list of officially nominated candidate Emerald sites - T-PVS/PA(2017)XX
  • Updated list of officially adopted Emerald sites - T-PVS/PA(2017)XX


4.6.2 European Diploma for Protected Areas

  • Report of the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas - T-PVS/DE(2017)14E
  • Draft Resolutions on the renewal of the European Diploma for Protected Areas - T-PVS/DE(2017)09E updated on 20 October


Agenda Item 5 - Specific sites and populations


5.1 Files opened

5.2 Possible files


5.3 Follow-up of previous complaints and Recommandations

  • Closed case-file 1998/3: Habitats for the survival of the common hamster (Cricetus Cricetus) in Alsace, France
  • Recommendation No. 95 (2002) on the conservation of marine turtles in Kazanli beach (Turkey)
  • Recommendation No. 176 (2015) on the prevention and control of the Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans chytrid fungus
  • Recommendation No. 190 (2016) on the conservation of natural habitats and wildlife, specially birds, in afforestation of lowland in Iceland
    • Government Report - T-PVS/Files(2017)XX
  • Recommendation No. 9 (1987) on the protection of Caretta Caretta in Laganas bay, Zakynthos (Greece)

Agenda Item 6 - Strategic development of the Convention

6.4 Draft Programme of Activities and budget for 2018-2019


Agenda Item 7 - Election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Bureau Members

  • Rules of Procedure: Standing Committee, on-the-spot enquiries, mediation - T-PVS/Inf(2013)6E