13th Meeting of the Group of Experts on Invasive Alien Species (IAS)

24-25 June 2019 Batumi, Georgia

The Bern Convention has pioneered inter-governmental cooperation towards controlling the spread of and eradicating Invasive Alien Species in Europe through the creation of a dedicated Group of Experts, already back in 1992. It later developed and adopted the European Strategy on the eradication...

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Second Emerald Network Biogeographical Seminar for Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

18-19 June 2019 Minsk, Belarus

A second Emerald Network Biogeographical Seminar for Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will take place in Minsk (Belarus) on 18 and 19 June 2019, bringing together national delegations, NGOs, independent scientific experts as well as representatives of the European Environment Agency...

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Biogeographical evaluation of the list of Emerald Network sites proposed by Andorra

6 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 6 June, the list of the Emerald Network sites proposed by Andorra for the very first time benefited from an evaluation at biogeographical level. The evaluation aimed to measure the capacity of the list of sites to ensure the long-term conservation of the species and habitats protected by the...

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

23 May 2019 Paris, France

The third training workshop on reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats under Resolution No. 8 (2012) has been held at the Council of Europe office in Paris on 23 May 2019. This meeting, organised with the financial support of the ENI SEIS East II project implemented by the...

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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) took place from 8 to 10 May...

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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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