Emerald Network of Nature Protection Sites, Phase II
The Emerald Network under the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats is set-up to ensure that all high biodiversity areas of European importance are identified, their ecological inventories completed and their importance recognised legally. The identified Emerald Network sites will then benefit from adequate protection, while allowing human social and economic activities and encouraging sustainable human-nature interaction. This European Union/Council of Europe project contributes to the establishment of the Emerald Network in seven target countries (see map below).
27-29 May 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia: Emerald biogeographical evaluation Seminar for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
28-30 September 2015, Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation: Emerald biogeographical evaluation Seminar for the Arctic and Boreal biogeographical regions
24-25 November 2015, Minsk, Belarus: Emerald biogeographical Seminar for bird species for Belarus, Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine