Emerald Network Reference Portal
The Emerald Network Reference Portal provides guidance for filling in the Standard Data Form (SDF). The portal provides those elements of the SDF which are subject to change over time and subject to changes due to technical developments. These elements are reference documents (e.g. the coding of species and/or habitats), technical support material (e.g. data-model, applications) as well as guidelines to ensure a consistent use of the SDF by all Contracting Parties and observer States to the Bern Convention and to outline the technical and administrative procedures on how to submit data to the Secretariat of the Bern Convention.
- Emerald Network Standard Data Form [Revised Annex 1 to Resolution No. 5 (1998)]
The list of officially adopted sites is published each year following the annual meeting of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention.
List of officially adopted Emerald sites (last updated in December 2021)
The list of candidate sites is published each year following the annual meeting of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention.
List of officially nominated candidate sites (last updated in December 2021)
Consolidated sufficiency conclusions and reference lists (under development)
The list corresponds to the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Europe (NUTS), which is maintained by EUROSTAT. For the SDF field 2.5 the NUTS level 2 is used. In case, for a particular country no official NUTS codes exist, an agreed similar coding system is used
The Emerald Network currently considers eleven terrestrial biogeographical regions (Arctic, Alpine, Anatolian, Atlantic, Black Sea, Boreal, Continental, Mediterranean, Macaronesia, Pannonian, Steppic).
The codes of the endangered natural habitats requiring specific conservation measures as listed in Resolution No. 4 (1996) (including revised Annex 1 to Resolution No. 4 (1996), adopted in 2019 by the Standing Committee)
Interpretation manual of the habitats listed in Resolution No. 4 (1996) - T-PVS/PA(2019)18
The codes of the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures as listed in Resolution No. 6 (1998) (including revised Annex 1 to Resolution No. 6 (1998), adopted in 2011 by the Standing Committee)
- SPECIES GROUPS:
A =Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P =Plants, R = Reptiles
p = permanent; r = reproducing; c = concentration; w = wintering;
(For plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
- DATA QUALITY:
G = ‘Good’ (e.g. based on surveys); M = ‘Moderate’ (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = ‘Poor’ (e.g. rough estimation); DD = data deficient (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)
- ABUNDANCE CATEGORIES:
C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P=present
- MOTIVATION CATEGORIES:
A = National Red List data, B = Endemics C = International Conventions, D= other reasons
This table contains codes following the structure of the Common Database of Designated Areas (CDDA) for some Contracting Parties. For further information on CDDA Designations click on this link.
Maintained by: European Environment Agency (EEA), last updated: 07.07.2011