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

Welcome to the webpage of the Joint European Union/Council of Europe project supporting the establishment of the Emerald Network in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

  • Why do we implement the project?

    Why do we implement the project?

    Species of wild plants and animal populations, including their habitats, participate in many natural functions which ensure overall ecological balances, such as the protection of the soil against erosion, the balancing of aquatic ecosystems and water purification. However, today threatened with extinction are 15% of Europe's mammals, such as the Saïga antelope and the European mink, 13% of birds’ species such as the sociable lapwing and the Saker falcon. Large number of threatened animal and...

  • What do we want to achieve?

    What do we want to achieve?

    At the end of the project, all potential Emerald sites of high biodiversity areas in all target countries should be identified and their ecological databases completed. The sites will be assessed in view of their sufficiency for ensuring the long-term survival of the Bern Convention species and habitats of European importance. This work will thus contribute to the achievement of the commitments by the countries towards the world Aichi Target 11 on protected areas, set under the Un Convention...

  • First interim progress report

    First interim progress report

    June 2014

    Strasbourg, France

    A first progress report informs on the outcomes of the project after 16 months of implementation. It covers the period between the project start in October 2012 and February 2014.

"Emerald Network of Nature Protection Sites, Phase II"

 A Joint Council of Europe /
European Union Programme

Contacts

Iva Obretenova, Project Manager
Tel.: +33 390 21 58 81
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Tania Braulio, Project Assistant
Tel.: +33 388 41 23 02
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