The Joint Meeting of the Bern Convention Network of Special Focal Points (SFPs) 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) will take place from 9 to 11 June 2021 online.
The Meeting will bring together members and observers to CMS MIKT and the SFPs on Eradication of Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade in Wild Birds, under the Bern Convention.
The meeting will provide an update on the work implemented to combat Illegal Killing of Birds (IKB) in the Mediterranean since the last Joint Meeting of the Bern SFPs Network and the CMS MIKT, in May 2019, in Rome and agree on the workplan for the way forward. The meeting will open on Wednesday, 9 June 2021 at 10:00 (CET) and will close on Friday, 11 June 2021 around 13:00 (CET).
Goals of the Meeting
It has been almost two years since the last Joint meeting in Rome 2019 and last year, was the deadline for the implementation of the Tunis Action Plan 2013-2020 (TAP) and the MIKT Programme of Work 2016-2020 (POW), while in Rome in 2019, the Rome Strategic Plan for 2030 was endorsed. The meeting aims to build momentum for the implementation of the Rome Strategic Plan 2020-2030 endorsed in Rome in 2019 and adopted in December 2019 by Bern Convention parties and 2020 through online communication for MIKT countries. The meeting participants will discuss and endorse a draft work plan for the period 2021-2025 for the implementation of the Rome Strategic Plan and a proposal for a Methodology to assess the scale and scope of IKB in each country.
The meeting will also provide updates on the responses to the 2nd Scoreboard to Assess the Progress in Combating Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Wild Birds submission of 2020, and be informed about action by members and observers. They will also discuss an appraisal of the work done through the Programme of Work for the period 2016-2020.
Illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds (IKB) has been a growing concern over the last decades in the Mediterranean region. In response to this threat, in 2014 the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS adopted CMS Resolution 11.16 (Rev. COP13) to establish the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT). MIKT members and observers have been actively working towards the eradication of the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds. This will be the 4th meeting of the Task Force (MIKT 4), after a first in Cairo in 2016 (MIKT 1), a second in Malta in 2017 (MIKT 2) and a third in Rome 2019 (MIKT 3). Since 2017 these meetings are held jointly with the Bern Convention Special Focal Points on IKB.
The European Union was recognized as Champion Plus for their generous support and commitment towards addressing Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean for the period 2018 - 2023. This activity has been funded with the contribution granted by the European Commission under the Migratory Species Champion Programme and through the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC Programme) Cooperation Agreements with UNEP.
09 Jun 2021 10:30 to 11 Jun 2021 18:30
|Coorganizer||Bern Convention Secretariat|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Outcome 1||MIKT Workplan 2021 - 2025|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Outcome 2||Future periodic assessment in the framework of the Rome Strategic Plan and frequency and format of future joint meetings|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Outcome 3||Paper on Baseline and Methodology for Assessing Progress toward Achieving the Rome Strategic Plan 2020- 2030|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.3.1/Rev.1||Provisional Agenda and Documents|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.3.2/Rev.1||Draft Annotated Agenda and Meeting Schedule|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.4||Updated Assessment of the 2nd National Scoreboard Reporting by Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention and Members of the CMS Intergovernmental Task Force on IKB|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.5.1a||Overview Report from the CMS Secretariat on the Implementation of the Programme of Work 2016 - 2020 for the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.5.1b||Overview of Progress achieved by MIKT Countries in relation to the Programme of Work 2016-2020 Inferred by the Scoreboard Results 2018 & 2020 and other Reports|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.5.3||Compilation of National Reports|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.5.5||Consideration of Options for Future Reporting in the Framework The Rome Strategic Plan and Frequency and Format of Future Meetings|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.6||Draft MIKT Workplan 2021-2025|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.7||Discussion Paper on the Baseline and Methodology for Assessing Progress towards Achieving the Rome Strategic Plan 2020-2030|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Doc.8||Considerations for the Way Forward on Preparing a Format and Guidance for the Development and Implementation of National IKB Action Plans|
|Item 5.3.1||Short intervention by Cyprus (Game & Fauna Service, Ministry of the Interior)|
|Item 5.3.2||Situation of IKB in Tunisia|
|Item 5.3.3||Brief Report from Israel for MIKT Meeting|
|Item 5.4.1||BirdLife International Contributions to Implementing the Rome Strategic Plan|
|Item 5.4.2||Actions against poisoning IKB in the Mediterranean - Progress and perspectives on IKB by European Hunters-FACE|
|Item 5.4.3||Study of the Origins and Motivations of Environmental Crime|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.1||Scoreboard to Assess the Progress in Combating Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Wild Birds (IKB)|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.2||Assessment of the 1st National Scoreboard Reporting by Parties to the Bern Convention and Members of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.3||Programme of Work 2016-2020 for the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.4||Tunis Action Plan 2013 - 2020|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.5||Rome Strategic Plan 2020-2030: Eradicating Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade in Wild Birds in Europe and the Mediterranean Region|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.6||Recommendation 205 (2019) of the Standing Committee on the Rome Strategic Plan 2020 - 2030|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.8||The Economic Valuation of Crimes Against Protected Animal Species|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.9||Draft Revised Format and Guidelines for AEWA International Single and Multi-species Action Plan|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.10||Council of Europe National Policing/Investigation Priorities to Tackle Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade of Wild Birds|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.11||Council of Europe Gravity Factors and Sentences Principles for the Evaluation of Offences Against Birds and in Particular the Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade of Wild Birds|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.12||Format for National Action Plan for Addressing the Illegal Killing, Trapping, Taking and Poisoning of Wild Birds|
|UNEP/CMS/MIKT4/Inf.13/Rev.1||Provisional List of Participants|