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.
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In accordance with the recommendations of the French authorities, and as an expression of civic...
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The Bureau to the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention will hold its first annual meeting of...
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The Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas held its annual meeting on...
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.