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 27-30 November 2018
On 27-30 November 2018, the Bern Convention will organise the 38th annual meeting of its Standing...
Paris, France 8-9 November 2018
The second training workshop on reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats...
Strasbourg, France 4-5 October 2018
The Group of Experts on Protected Areas and Ecological Networks held its 9th meeting on 4 and 5...
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.