Bern Convention

Title: The Bern Convention

Category: International Treaty

Date: 1979

References: [Full text]

General Description:

This convention produced an intergovernmental treaty to conserve designated species. Designated species were listed in Appendix I (protected flora) and Appendix II (protected fauna) of the convention. The treaty ensures that planning and development law considers the protection of the designated species. In the UK site protection is achieved via NNR and SSSI status. The Bern Convention has now been superseded by the EC Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Biodiversity, Special Environmental Sites, Habitats

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