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.
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 Environment Agency, an Emerald Network biogeographical...
Strasbourg, France 5-8 December 2017
On 5-8 December 2017, Contracting Parties to the Bern Convention will gather in Strasbourg for...
Trondheim, Norway 9-10 October 2017
The ninth meeting of the Group of Experts on the Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles took...
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.