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.
Paris, France 23 May 2019
The third training workshop on reporting on the conservation status of species and habitats under...
Rome, Italy 8-10 May 2019
The Joint Meeting of the Bern Convention Network of Special Focal Points on Eradication of...
Preparatory seminar for the biogeographical evaluation of the list of Emerald Network sites proposed by AndorraStrasbourg, France 11 April 2019
On 11 April, the Secretariat of the Bern Convention organized an awareness raising session on the...
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.