Joint Council of Europe / European Union Programme 
"Emerald Network of Nature Protection Sites, Phase II"

Why do we implement the project?

Protected areas are a vital contribution to the conservation of the world's natural resources. Their values range from the protection of natural habitats and associated flora and fauna, the maintenance of environmental stability of surrounding regions, the protection of ecosystem services, to mitigation of climate change. Ecological networks of protected areas can positively influence the conditions for the survival of species populations in the fragmented natural areas and human dominated...

What do we want to achieve?

At the end of the project, the outstanding potential Emerald sites of protected areas in all target countries will have been identified and their ecological databases completed. They will have been assessed in view of their sufficiency for ensuring the long-term survival of the Bern Convention species and habitats and will thus contribute to the achievement of the commitments by the countries towards the world CBD Aichi Target 11 on protected areas.


Iva Obretenova
Tel.: +33 390 21 58 81

Tania Braulio
Tel.: +33 388 41 23 02