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PRESS RELEASE

14-03-2006

Armenia Joined the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European
Wildlife and Natural Habitats

On March 13, Armenia officially joined the Council of Europe Convention
on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats,
[originally drafted in] 1979.

Christian Ter-Stepanian, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the
Council of Europe, and Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary
General of the Council of Europe, signed the document.

Fourty-six states, including the member states of the Council of
Europe, together with the European Union, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia
and Burkina Faso have signed the Convention.

The aims of the Convention are to conserve wild flora and fauna and
their natural habitats, with particular emphasis on endangered and
vulnerable species.