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 18-19 March 2019
On 18th and 19th March the Bureau to the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention will meet in...
Strasbourg, France 5-6 March 2019
The Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas will hold its annual meeting...
Strasbourg, France 21 November 2018
The Bern Convention is delighted to announce the launch of its campaign “Think Outside the Box”,...
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.