Why establishing the Emerald Network?

A new short leaflet presenting the methodology and benefits of establishing the Emerald Network was produced and is now available for download in both English and French.

The material targets both the large public and decision-makers at national level. It informs on the current progress in the implementation of the Network in all countries contributing to its setting-up, recapping its success in three key figures.




Emerald network leaflets

English version

French version

Armenian version

Georgian version

Russian version

Publication on the Emerald Network in Moldova (English and Romanian)



Yerevan, Armenia June 2015

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.

In neighbouring Armenia, the national Emerald team published the first Emerald book of Armenia. The book presents all current Emerald Network sites in the country and describes the species and habitats they hold. The book is illustrated with breath-taking pictures of Armenian landscapes and a map presenting the Network in the country. The book is bilingual, Armenian-English, and is a useful tool for both large public interested in nature conservation, but also policy makers and stakeholders.

For more information, please click on the publication.


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