About the Bern Convention:




'Emerald Network' meeting of biodiversity experts 

Ivana D'Alessandro outlines how the Bern Convention counters the quickening pace of biodiversity degradation in Europe. "Biodiversity is life on earth. Protecting nature means protecting our future," she says.*

Robert Palmer: Protecting Europe"s biodiversity (mp3)

Meeting of Standing Committee to the Bern Convention - 29/11/2011

Podcast 1Robert Palmer: Protecting Europe"s biodiversity (mp3)

Robert Palmer, the Council of Europe's Director of Governance, Culture and Diversity, gives the background to the main themes under discussion during the three-day conference.

Podcast 2Robert Palmer: Protecting Europe"s biodiversity (mp3)

Staci McLennan of the Brussel's-based Eurogroup for Animals outlines her concern about current imports of pets and the value of a voluntary code to restrict the sale of certain animals in Europe.

Podcast 3Robert Palmer: Protecting Europe"s biodiversity (mp3)

Wojciech Solarz, from the Institute of Nature Conservation in Poland, expands on the threat to biodiversity from the Ruddy-duck and the grey squirrel. He explains how the American grey squirrel triumphed over the native red squirrel and the impact it is having on Italy and the United Kingdom. He also highlights the role of pet shops in a pan-European awareness-raising campaign



The Emerald Network

Subtitles: Armenian, Azeri, Georgian, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian

The Emerald Network under the Bern Convention: protecting Europe's biodiversity

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Official Video 



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