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BERN CONVENTION (NATURE)

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Definition:
The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats is a binding international legal instrument in the field of nature conservation, which covers most of the natural heritage of the European continent and extends to some States of Africa. Its aims are to conserve wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats and to promote European co-operation in that field.

The Convention places a particular importance on the need to protect endangered natural habitats and endangered vulnerable species, including migratory species.

Source Publication:
Council of Europe, website.

Cross References:
Berne Convention

Hyperlink:
http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/nature/bern/default_EN.asp?

Created on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Last updated on Thursday, March 28, 2013