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.
Strasbourg, France 14 January 2016
The 3rd Steering Committee meeting of the EU-CoE JP Emerald Network Phase II (2013-2016),...
Strasbourg, France 18 December 2015
The Biodiversity Unit (DGII) is delighted to announce the launch of its new promotional video...
The Standing Committee to the Bern Convention met last week in Strasbourg to assess European progress towards the sustainable use of our common natural heritageStrasbourg, France 1-4 December 2015
More than 100 participants had registered to attend the meeting of the Standing Committee to the...
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.