The Bern Convention is a binding international legal instrument in the field of nature conservation, covering most of the natural heritage of the European continent and extending to some States of Africa.
Minsk, Belarus 4-5 October 2016
On 4-5 October in Minsk, the Bern Convention organised a Conference titled “Reaching concerted...
Ad-Hoc Restricted Group of Experts on Reporting on the Emerald Network of Areas of Special Conservation InterestStrasbourg, France 19 September 2016
On the 19th September, an Ad Hoc Restricted Group of Experts on Reporting on the Emerald Network...
Strasbourg, France 5-6 September 2016
On 5 and 6 September the Bureau of the Convention met in Strasbourg for its second meeting in...
Over thirty years ago, an innovative legal text was adopted to protect Europe’s wild plants and animals. The Council of Europe’s Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (1979), or Bern Convention, was the first international treaty to protect both species and habitats and to bring countries together to decide how to act on nature conservation.
- 36th Standing Committee meeting - 15-18 November 2016, Strasbourg (France)
- Final event of the EU/CoE Joint Programme : "Reaching concerted site conservation at pan-European level: progress, challenges and future of the Emerald Network" - 4-5 October 2016, Minsk (Belarus)