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 19 March 2018
On 19th March the Bureau of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention will meet in Strasbourg...
Strasbourg, France 21-22 February 2018
The Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for the Protected Areas will meet from 21 to 22...
Strasbourg, France 5-8 December 2017
On 5-8 December 2017, Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention gathered in Strasbourg for 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.