Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitatsThe Berne Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats 1979, also known as the Berne Convention, came into force on June 1, 1982.
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Aims and Objectives
The convention sets out to:
The convention lead to the creation in 1998 of the Emerald network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) throughout the territory of the parties to the convention, which operates alongside the European Union's Natura 2000 programme.
It also provides for the monitoring and control of endangered species, and the provision of assistance concerning legal and scientific issues.
Four appendices set out particular species for protection. They are regularly updated by the Standing Committee, who are advised by a number of Expert Groups: