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).

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The results of the first Emerald evaluation Seminar are available

The first Emerald network evaluation Seminar was held in Tbilisi on 27-29 May 2015.

The evaluation targeted three South-Caucasus countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It was aimed at assessing how well the Emerald Network already identified on the territories of these countries will perform in achieving its main objective - the long-term survival of species and habitats of European importance.

Although all three countries can be congratulated for the hard work over the past 5 years, they got homework to improve the sufficiency of their Network.

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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Two new publications on the Emerald Network out now

In Georgia, a new brochure presents the Bern Convention and the Emerald Network, as well as how this ecological network is set up practically and what are the obligations it creates for the State Party. The EU Habitats and Birds Directives and the Natura 2000 Network are also presented, as Georgia has recently signed an Association Agreement with the EU, creating additional important legal obligations for the country regarding nature conservation.

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Calendar 2015

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

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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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Marc Roekaerts, Independent expert to the project
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