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 15-18 November 2016
On 15-18 November, the Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention gathered in Strasbourg for the...
Tbilisi, Georgia 1-2 December 2016
The Bern Convention Secretariat organised the 4th and final Emerald Network Biogeographical...
Minsk, Belarus 4-5 October 2016
On 4-5 October in Minsk, the Bern Convention organised a Conference titled “Reaching concerted...
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.