38th Standing Committee meeting

27-30 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

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

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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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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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