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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (No 104, Council of Europe)
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Berne
Date of Signature 19/09/1979
Date of Entry Into Force 01/06/1982
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To conserve wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats, especially those species and habitats whose conservation requires the cooperation of several States, with particular emphasis on endangered and vulnerable species. To cooperate in planning and development policies and in measures against pollution. To promote education and disseminate information on the conservation of the natural wild heritage.
Remarks The Standing Committee may amend the appendices listing protected species. Amendments to Appendices I to IV: Amendments of 06/01/1991 to Appendix I (in force 06/03/1992) Amendments of 03/12/1993 to Appendix I (in force 04/03/1994) Amendments of 24/03/1995 to Appendix IV (in force 25/06/1995) Amendments of 26/01/1996 to Appendices II and III (in force 27/04/1996) Amendments of 06/12/1996 to Appendices I and II (in force 07/03/1997) Amendments of 05/12/1997 to Appendices I, II and III (in force 06/03/1998). Amendment to Appendices II and III: Council Decision of 21/12/1998, OJ L 358 of 31/12/1998, p.114.
OJ Reference L38, 10/02/1982, p. 3
Depositary Council of Europe
Contracting Parties European Economic Community, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Authentic Texts English, French
Subject Matters Environment
Date of Signature 19/09/1979
Conclusion Date 07/05/1982
Ratification Status AC
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 3 December 1981 concerning the conclusion of the Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats; OJ L 38 of 10/02/1982, p.1
Date of Entry Into Force 01/09/1982
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EEC: Article 235

Last Update :   10/08/2007