Joint Meeting on Eradication of Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade in Wild Birds

8-10 May 2019 Rome, Italy

The Joint Meeting of the Bern Convention Network of Special Focal Points on Eradication of Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade in Wild Birds and the CMS Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT) will take place from 8 to 10...

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Preparatory seminar for the biogeographical evaluation of the list of Emerald Network sites proposed by Andorra

11 April 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 11 April, the Secretariat of the Bern Convention organized an awareness raising session on the biogeographical evaluation process for stakeholders involved in the setting up of the Emerald Network in Andorra. The session aimed to detail the evaluation methodology, the meaning of the...

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1st meeting of the Bureau to the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention

18-19 March 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 18th and 19th March the Bureau to the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention met in Strasbourg for its first annual meeting for 2019. The Bureau assessed progress in the implementation of the Convention’s Programme of Activities 2019 and the state of preparation of expert group meetings....

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Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas

5-6 March 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas held its annual meeting on 5 and 6 March 2019 in Strasbourg. This year, the Group examined a new application, discussed the opportunity to renew the European Diploma of 13 areas and determined whether areas require particular...

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The "Think Outside the Box" campaign

21 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Bern Convention is delighted to announce the launch of its campaign “Think Outside the Box”, which aims at raising awareness about the diseases that exotic pets may carry and which can decimate wild amphibian and reptile populations. Dissemination work is supported by a number of Campaign...

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38th Standing Committee meeting

27-30 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 27-30 November 2018, the Bern Convention organised the 38th annual meeting of its Standing Committee. Contracting Parties, experts and NGO representatives gathered to discuss the outcomes of activities implemented throughout 2018, in particular in the field of combating illegal killing of...

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Second training workshop on reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats

8-9 November 2018 Paris, France

The second training workshop on reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats under Resolution 8 (2012) took place in the Council of Europe office in Paris on 8 and 9 November 2018. This meeting followed up on a first workshop held in Copenhagen in April and drawed the lessons from...

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9th Meeting of the Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks

4-5 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks held its 9th meeting on 4 and 5 October 2018 in Strasbourg. The Group followed up on its last year’s decision to carry out a reporting under Resolution No. 8 (2012) on the conservation status of species and habitats. Parties were...

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2nd meeting of the Bureau to the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention

10-11 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 10 and 11 September the Bureau to the Standing Committee to the Convention gathered in Strasbourg for its second meeting this year. The Bureau ensured the follow-up of the decisions taken at last Standing Committee meeting and reviewed progress made by the different Convention’s groups of...

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The #NotAlone campaign

22 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats launches the social media campaign #NotAlone on the issue of urban heat waves. It is aimed at raising awareness on how biodiversity helps protecting...

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