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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Emerald Network biogeographical Seminar for bird species

23-24 May 2018 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Secretariat of the Bern Convention and European Environment Agency organised an Emerald Network biogeographical evaluation seminar from 23 to 24 May in Kyiv (Ukraine). It aimed to assess the sufficiency of the proposed Emerald Network sites in Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine for...

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Public awareness raising on the Emerald Network in Ukraine

12 March 2018 Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine is one of the five Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention which officially adopted Emerald Network sites on its territory, the so called “Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCI)”. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine prepared within the framework of the...

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Select Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species

20 April 2018 Rome, Italy

The Bern Convention Select Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) met in Rome (Italy) on 20 April 2018. This Group of Experts is composed of representatives of a limited number of Contracting Parties to the Convention, representatives of IUCN’s ISSC and the European Commission. The...

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Training workshop on reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats

17-18 April 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark

To follow up on the decision of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention to report on the conservation status of species and habitats under Resolution 8(2012), a training workshop has been hosted by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen from 17 to 18 April 2018. Thanks to the...

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

19 March 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 19th March the Bureau of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention met in Strasbourg for its first annual meeting for 2018. The Bureau followed up on the decisions taken at the 37th Standing Committee meeting in December 2017, more specifically on the launch and progress in the...

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Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas

21-22 February 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for the Protected Areas met from 21 to 22 February 2018 in Strasbourg. The Group of Specialists monitors the implementation of Committee of Ministers’ conditions and recommendations attached to the Resolutions awarding or renewing the European...

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37th Standing Committee meeting

5-8 December 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 5-8 December 2017, Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention gathered in Strasbourg for the 37th annual meeting of its Standing Committee. Experts and NGO representatives joined national delegates to discuss the outcomes of activities implemented throughout 2017, in particular on the control...

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The Last Tweet Campaign

24 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Bern Convention launched a social media campaign to raise awareness on illegal bird killing. The Last Tweet Campaign is a creative social media campaign to inform the public about this kind of wildlife crime, which has become one of the largest transnational organised illicit activities,...

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Biogeographical evaluation seminar on sufficiency assessment of proposed and candidate Emerald Network sites in Caucasus Region

8-9 November 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

Thanks to the support of the European Union funded project ENI SEIS II that is implemented by the European Environment Agency, an Emerald Network biogeographical evaluation seminar took place on 8 and 9 November 2017 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Focus has been given to the sufficiency of the...

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