The joint tool uses standardized methods, which will also help facilitate the implementation of other initiatives, such as the Tunis Action Plan 2013-2020 for the Eradication of Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade of Wild Birds under the Bern Convention
This tool will subsequently be recommended for formal adoption to the CMS Convention Conference of the Parties that will take place in October this year, and to Standing Committee of the Bern Convention
integrity; calls on the government to ensure that the transformation of national parks into a state-owned limited company will have no adverse effects on their protection; recognises, in this context, the concerns expressed in the framework of the Ramsar and Bern conventions
regarding the special-purpose spatial plan for the Skadar Lake National Park, including the Porto Skadar Lake project; expresses concern about significant delays in establishing protection for areas which are identified as potential Natura 2000 network areas such as the Skadar Lake National Park; recalls the need for sound and strategic environmental impact assessments in line with the EU acquis and international standards.
Mark Jones, vet and executive director for HSI UK said the groups were taking their challenge to the Bern Convention
with evidence to show badger culling was "potentially very bad news for the wider ecosystem".
A group of experts of the Bern Convention
met in February 2012 in Strasbourg and submitted a report on the Khosrov Forest.
The 'zero tolerance' approach promised last year at the Bern Convention
Conference in Larnaca by the Cyprus and UK competent authorities has clearly not been translated into more effective deterrent action on the ground," BirdLife said in an announcement yesterday.
This would of course be illegal under the Bern Convention
for the protection of our native wildlife.