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Meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas
14-15 March 2011
Strasbourg (France) - Council of Europe - Palais, room 14


The Group of Experts on European Diploma of Protected Areas meets in Strasbourg on 14-15 March 2011. During this two-day meeting, the Group will work on draft resolutions for renewals of European Diplomas in 11 areas including Piatra Craiuilui National Park (Romania), Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy), Vanoise National Park (France), Bayerischer Wald National Park (Germany), Camargue National Reserve (France), Kusçenneti National Park (Turkey).

The Group of Specialists will analyse the annual reports and also evaluate situation of the Bialowieza National Park (Poland) and of the Belovezskaya Pushcha National (Belarus) since the non-renewal in 2007. The experts will examine the appraisal report to the Sumava National Park (Czech Republic) as a candidature for the European Diploma of Protected Areas. In addition, the Group is going to discuss the possible future evolution of the European Diploma.

Background: The European Diploma of Protected Areas is a prestigious international award granted since 1965 by the Council of Europe. The Diploma is awarded to protected areas, managed in an exemplary way, for their outstanding scientific, cultural or aesthetic qualities and their European importance for the preservation of biological, geological and landscape diversity.


Meeting information
Agenda - T-PVS/DE(2011)01E

Meeting report - T-PVS/DE(2011)16E


Working documents
Sumava National Park's Application (Czech Republic)- Expert report by Mr Pierre Galland - T-PVS/DE(2011)10E
Kuscenneti National Park (Turkey) Renewal - Expert report by Mr Joe Sultana - T-PVS/DE(2011)03E
Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy) Renewal - Expert report by Mr Pierre Hunkeler - T-PVS/DE(2011)04F [french only]
Vanoise National Park (France) - Expert report by Mr Pierre Hunkeler - T-PVS/DE(2011)05F [french only]
Piatra Craiului National Park (Romania) - Expert report by Mr Hervé Lethier - T-PVS/DE(2011)06E
Bayerischer Wald National Park (Germany) Renewal - Expert report by Mr Pierre Galland - T-PVS/DE(2011)07E
Camargue National Reserve (France) Renewal - Expert report by Mr Bernard Jacquat - T-PVS/DE(2011)08F [french only]
Annual Reports I - T-PVS/DE(2011)02bil I
Annual Reports II - T-PVS/DE(2011)02bil II
Draft Resolutions - T-PVS/DE(2011)11revE
Future of the European Diploma - T-PVS/DE(2011)12E


Information documents
Belovezhskaya Pushcha - Management Plan : Peer review. Belarus - T-PVS/DE(2010)13E
European Diploma of protected areas - Adopted Resolutions (2010) - T-PVS/Inf(2010)17E


Reports
Meeting Report of the Group of Specialists - European Diploma of Protected Areas (Strasbourg, 4-5 March 2010) - T-PVS/DE(2010)16E




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