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 24 October 2017
The Bern Convention launched a social media campaign to raise awareness on illegal bird killing....
Biogeographical evaluation seminar on sufficiency assessment of proposed and candidate Emerald Network sites in Caucasus RegionTbilisi, Georgia 8-9 November 2017
Thanks to the support of the European Union funded project ENI SEIS II that is implemented by the...
Strasbourg, France 5-8 December 2017
On 5-8 December 2017, Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention will gather in Strasbourg for...
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.