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).



March 2017


Tbilisi, Georgia 1-2 December 2016

The Bern Convention Secretariat organised the 4th and final Emerald Network Biogeographical evaluation Seminar for 2016 on 1-2 December, in Tbilisi (Georgia). This seminar has also been the last of a series of 6 evaluations which took place in the framework of the EU/CoE Joint Programme "Emerald Network of Nature Protection Sites, Phase II".

In 2013, the Criteria for the evaluation at biogeographical level of the national lists of Emerald sites was updated to include a specific criteria on the evaluation of sites for bird species.  More...



Iva Obretenova, Project Manager
Tel.: +33 390 21 58 81

Tania Braulio, Project Assistant
Tel.: +33 388 41 23 02

Marc Roekaerts, Independent expert to the project