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38th Standing Committee meeting

Strasbourg, France 27-30 November 2018
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Last updated on 16/11/2018

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 - Financing of the Bern Convention and its future strategic development

3.1 Future financing and development of the Bern Convention

  • Concept Paper on the financial mechanism of the Bern Convention - T-PVS(2018)06E
  • Additional discussion paper on Agenda item 3.1 - T-PVS(2018)15 uploaded on 6 November

3.2 40th anniversary of the signature of the Bern Convention - 2019

  • Proposed activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the signature of the Bern Convention (2019) - T-PVS/Inf(2018)07E

 

Agenda Item 4 - Monitoring of the implementation of the legal aspects of the Convention

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

4.2 Proposal for amendment of the Convention’s Appendices: Proposal for moving the wolf (Canis lupus) from Appendix II to Appendix III of the Bern Convention

4.3 Proposal for amendment of the Convention’s Appendices: Proposal for moving the Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) from Appendix II to Appendix III of the Bern Convention

 

Agenda Item 5 - Monitoring of species and habitats

5.1 Invasive Alien Species

  • Report of the Expert meeting on the implementation of the Action Plan for the eradication of ruddy duck in Europe meeting - T-PVS(2018)14 uploaded on 30 October
  • Report of the meeting of the Select Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species - T-PVS(2018)05E

5.2 Biodiversity and Climate Change

  • Management of protected areas from climate change perspective: Questionnaire for Bern Convention Contracting Parties and Partners - T-PVS/Inf(2018)04
  • Report on the survey on climate change and protected areas - T-PVS/Inf(2018)12 uploaded on 14 November
  • Management of protected areas from climate change perspective: Replies to the Questionnaire - T-PVS/Inf(2018)08 updated on 2nd November

5.3 Conservation of large carnivores

  • Draft Recommendation on the use of artificial feeding as a management tool of large carnivore populations and their prey, with a particular emphasis on the brown bear - T-PVS(2018)07E

5.4 Eradication of illegal killing, trapping and trade of wild birds

  • Concept Note: Beyond 2020 - Bringing an end to Illegal Killing, Taking Trade in Wild Birds as a conservation concern for the flyways - T-PVS/Inf(2018)03 updated on 29 October
  • Questionnaire for Bern Convention Contracting Parties and Partners: Post-2020 policy priorities on eradication of illegal killing, taking and trade in wild birds - T-PVS/Inf(2018)02
  • Post-2020 policy priorities on eradication of illegal killing, taking and trade in wild birds - Replies to the questionnaire - T-PVS/Inf(2018)5 updated on 12 November

5.5 Conservation of the sturgeon

  • Draft Pan-European Action Plan for the conservation of the sturgeon - T-PVS/Inf(2018)06
  • Draft Recommendation on the Pan-European Action Plan for the conservation of the sturgeon - T-PVS(2018)09E

5.6 Habitats

5.6.1 Protected Areas and Ecological Networks

  • Report of the 9th meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks - T-PVS/PA(2018)19E
  • Progress of the sufficiency of the Emerald Network - T-PVS/PA(2018)11
  • Ukrainian proposal for 4 additional Habitats to Resolution No. 4 (1996) - T-PVS/PA(2018)07
  • Analysis of the proposals for additional Habitats to Annex 1 to Resolution No. 4 (1996) - T-PVS/PA(2014)07
  • Information forms for 4 new Habitats proposed to be added to Resolution No. 4 (1996) by Switzerland - T-PVS/PA(2014)04E
  • Revised Annex 1 to Resolution No. 4 (1996) - T-PVS/PA(2018)20 uploaded on 31 October
  • Proposal of delineation of Marine regions in the framework of the Bern Convention - T-PVS/PA(2018)18
  • Proposal for guidance on detecting, assessing, reporting and responding to changes and likely changes in the ecological character of Emerald Network sites - T-PVS/PA(2018)13

5.6.2 European Diploma for Protected Areas

  • Report of the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas - T-PVS/DE(2018)11E

5.6.3 Protection Strategy for old growth forest in Europe

5.7 Reporting under Resolution No. 8 (2012) of the Standing Committee

 

Agenda Item 6 - Specific sites and populations

  • Summary of case files and complaints - T-PVS(2018)02 uploaded on 13 November
  • Register of Bern Convention's case-files - T-PVS/Inf(2018)01 updated on 16 November

6.1 Files opened

6.2 Possible files

  • Possible file: Bulgaria - Motorway through the Kresna Gorge
  • Possible file: Norway - Lack of legal protection for Northern goshawk and birds of prey in Norway
  • Possible file: Montenegro - Development of a commercial project in Skadar Lake National Park and candidate Emerald site
  • Possible file: Albania - Presumed negative impact of hydro-power plant development on the Vjosa river

6.3 Follow-up of previous complaints and Recommandations

 

Agenda Item 7- International coordination with other MEAs and organisations

Agenda Item 8 - Awareness and visibility

Agenda Item 9 - Draft Programme of Activities and budget for 2019

  • Draft Programme of Activities for 2019 - T-PVS(2018)16E uploaded on 13 November

Agenda Item 10 - States to be invited as observers to the 39th meeting

Agenda Item 11 - Election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Bureau Members

  • Rules of Procedure: Standing Committee, on-the-spot enquiries, mediation - T-PVS/Inf(2013)06E

Agenda Item 12 - Date and place of the 39th meeting

Agenda Item 13 - Adoption of the main decisions of the meeting

Agenda Item 14 - Other business (items for information only)