T-PVS Bureau Meeting (2)

(Virtual meeting) 15-16 September 2021
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Meeting report - T-PVS(2021)12

Agenda - T-PVS/Agenda(2021)18


Agenda Item 1


Agenda Item 2 - Financing and Strategic Development of the Bern Convention

2.1.    Inter-sessional working group on financing: state of play

2.4.    Working Group on a Vision and Strategic Plan for the Bern Convention for the period to 2030: state of play


Agenda Item 3 - Implementation of the Programme of activities and budget for 2021

3.1.    European Diploma for Protected Areas: state of play of the 2021 on-the-spot appraisal visits

3.2.    Illegal killing of birds: state of play (joint MIKT meeting, IKB Scoreboard and Rome Strategic Plan)

  • Report of joint MIKT meeting - T-PVS(2021)10
  • Proposal for future periodic assessment and frequency and format of future joint meetings - T-PVS/Inf(2021)33 
  • Options for Baseline and methodology IKB - T-PVS/Inf(2021)45
  • Considerations for the way forward on preparing a format and guidance for the development and implementation of national IKB action plans - T-PVS/Inf(2021)25

3.3.    Invasive Alien Species: state of play (Group of Experts meeting, guidelines on Communication and IAS, E-Commerce and IAS, Study on Alien Pathogens)

3.4.    Amphibians and reptiles: Group of Experts meeting and Action Plan on Marine Turtles

3.5.    Setting-up of the Emerald Network: state of play and ongoing activities in 2021

  • Draft agenda of Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks - T-PVS/Agenda(2021)15
  • Future work on the legal framework of the Emerald Network – Possible next steps - T-PVS/PA(2021)01

3.6.    Reporting under Resolution No. 8 (2012) on the conservation status of species and habitats:  results of the consultation of Contracting Parties

  • Opinions about the reporting under the Resolution No. 8 (2012): assessment of the past reporting exercise and pointers for the future - T-PVS/PA(2021)04


Agenda Item 4 - 41st Standing Committee meeting

  • Draft agenda - T-PVS/Agenda(2021)20
  • Draft Programme of Activities and budget for 2022-2023 - T-PVS(2021)XX


Agenda Item 7 - Implementation of the Convention: Case-Files

  • Register of Bern Convention’s case-files - T-PVS/Inf(2021)05
  • Secretariat memorandum on case-file system reflection and possible improvements - T-PVS/Inf(2021)30rev

Agenda Item 7.2 - Open files

  • 2013/01: North Macedonia: Hydro power development within the territory of Mavrovo National Park: OSA
  • 2016/5: Albania: Presumed negative impact of hydro-power plant development on the Vjosa river
  • 2016/04: Montenegro: Development of a commercial project in Skadar Lake National Park and candidate Emerald site
  • 1986/08: Greece: Recommendation No. 9 (1987) on the protection of Caretta Caretta in Laganas bay, Zakynthos

Agenda Item 7.3 - Possible files

Agenda Item 7.4 - Complaints on stand-by

  • 2016/06: Serbia: Presumed risk of national extinction of Great Bustards
  • 2017/02: North Macedonia: Alleged negative impacts to Lake Ohrid and Galichica National Park candidate Emerald Sites due to infrastructure developments
  • 2017/05: Ukraine: Presumed threat to Emerald site Tarutino (UA0000137) from cultivation developments
  • 2017/06: Iceland: Possible negative impact on Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve’s authentic birch woods from new road infrastructure: OSA
  • 2018/05: Ukraine: Alleged threats to the Emerald Network sites Skhidnyi Svydovets, Marmaroski ta Chyvchyno-Hryniavski Hory and Carpathian biosphere Reserve
  • 2020/09: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Possible negative impact of hydro-power plant development on the Neretva river

Agenda Item 7.5 - Other Complaints

  • 2019/01: Ukraine: Possible negative effects of hydrocarbons extraction in four Emerald sites in Donetsk-Kharkiv region
  • 2020/02: Ukraine: Logging threats to the Black Tysa River in Emerald Network site "Marmaroski ta Chyvchyno-Hryniavski Hory" (UA0000117)
  • 2020/03: Ukraine: Presumed threat to Emerald Network site “Bugzkyi Gard National Nature Park” (UA0000040)

Agenda Item 7.6 - New Complaints

  • 2021/04: Ukraine: Threats to wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats in Irpin river valley Emerald Network site from constructions

Agenda Item 7.7 - Follow-up of previous recommendations and case-files