Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations Of European Bats 1991
6. Each party takes the additional measures it deems necessary to protect the bat populations it considers vulnerable and reports on the measures taken in accordance with Article VI. The European Bat Conservation Agreement (EUROBATS) is an international treaty that links its states parties to the conservation of bats on their territory. It was signed in 1991 under the Convention on the Conservation of Wild Migratory Species (CMS) and the agreement came into force in 1994. As of August 2019, the agreement applied to 37 out of 63 states. CONVAINCUS that reaching an agreement for these species would greatly benefit the conservation of bats in Europe and their non-European states; 3. All States or organisations of regional economic integration that are not parties to this agreement, the secretariat of the convention, the Council of Europe, in its capacity as secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats and similar intergovernmental organisations, may be represented by observers at meetings of the contracting parties. Any agency or agency technically qualified for bat conservation and management may be represented by observers at whistleblowing meetings, unless at least one-third of the contracting parties present are subject to this. Only contracting parties can vote at party meetings.
The Agreement on the Conservation of European Bat Populations (EUROBATS) was concluded in London (United Kingdom) in September 1991 and came into force in January 1994. The title of the agreement makes it clear that biogeographical and non-political boundaries define the area covered by the convention. The agreement aims to address threats to the 45 bat species identified in Europe due to habitat degradation, disturbance of breeding sites and harmful pesticides. To this end, the parties agree to cooperate with other members of the agreement and those who have not yet adhered to legislation, education, conservation and international cooperation. The meeting of the contracting parties is the highest decision-making body of the agreement and makes decisions. Each party has one vote. Non-partisan states and bat protection organizations may be represented as observers at meetings. The United Kingdom ratified EUROBATS in January 1994. All bats and their sticks are protected in the United Kingdom by the provisions of the Wildlife – Countryside Act 1981 (modified) and the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (modified). Some bat species in the United Kingdom are also listed in Schedule II and all are listed in Schedule IV of the Habitats Directive, as transposed into national legislation by the Habitat and Species Conservation Regulation in 2017 (as amended), conservation (natural habitats, and habitats).
Regulations 1994 (amended) (in Scotland) and Conservation (Natural Habitat, c) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (in the amended version). The United Kingdom had designated maternity and wintering areas as Special Conservation Areas (SZZs). Implementation of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan also included measures for a number of bat species and the habitats they support. JNCC supports the government by providing information to the annual UK National Report, which gathers information on bat conservation measures in the UK and provides scientific advice to the government at meetings and meetings of the parties` advisory committee. Many species of bats migrate. For some species, these movements may be local; for others, they may include distances of thousands of miles that cross national borders.