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 10-11 September 2018
On 10 and 11 September the Bureau to the Standing Committee to the Convention will gather in...
Strasbourg, France 22 May 2018
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Bern Convention on the...
Kyiv, Ukraine 23-24 May 2018
The Secretariat of the Bern Convention and European Environment Agency organised an Emerald...
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.