Filter by category Filter by category
Award Year
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Country
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Germany/ Luxembourg
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Next Visit
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
2028
2029
2030
Annual Reports
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Reset Filter
List of Awarded Areas by country List of Awarded Areas by country

Armenia

Khosrov Forest Reserve

Award date: 10.07.13

"Khosrov Forest” state reserve is one the oldest protected areas in the world having a history of about 1700 years. The reserve preserves ancient cultural amenities, historical-architectural monuments, unique plant and animal species, splendid diversity of scenic landscapes. It was founded in...

Read More

Austria

Thayatal National Park

Award date: 28.05.03

By decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the European Diploma for Protected Areas of the Council of Europe has been awarded to the National Park of Thayatal for the very “natural” state of the park, its biological components and the model co-operation on either side of...

Read More

Wachau Protected Landscape

Award date: 05.09.94

The "Wachau" lies in the middle of Lower Austria some 65 km west of Vienna. The Wachau is that stretch of the Danube where the river cuts a roughly 33 km long valley through the basement complex of Bohemian massif between Melk in the west and Krems in the east, embracing also the hillsides...

Read More

Belarus

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Award date: 30.09.97

The 1250 km² Pushcha in Belarus and Poland is the last remnant of the vast lowland mixed forest in Europe. BP presents a view on the fauna and processes of the original forests. Over 50% of the forest is in old growth (100 years and more) in natural conditions, with some trees of 600 years old....

Read More

Berezinsky State Biosphere Reserve

Award date: 11.09.95

The reserve is located in the marginal zone of the last Viurms Glacier and is characterized by a young glacier relief with rare combination of moraine heights, lake-glacier plains and abundant deep hollows. The stages of the present surface natural evolution are observed in the reserve. The...

Read More

Belgium

Bulgaria

Central Balkan National Park

Award date: 21.10.09

The Central Balkan National Park is one of the 3 well established NP in Bulgaria. It covers an area of 71'700 ha. It is located in the central part of the Stara Planina mountain range, which runs from West to East from the Serbian border to the Black sea coast, parallel to the Danube. Central...

Read More

Czech Republic

Bilé Karpaty Protected Landscape Area

Award date: 21.06.00

The White Carpathians (Bilé Karpaty) are a mountainous area stretching out along the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia over a length of some 80 km. It belongs to the westernmost part of the Carpathian range. The area is particularly valuable because of its high species diversity and...

Read More

Karlštejn National Nature Reserve

Award date: 21.06.00

The Karlstejn National Nature Reserve covers about 16 square kilometres of the Bohemian Karst Protected Landscape Area. The reserve forms part of the Karlstejn-Koda Natura 2000 site designated for its valuable habitats, plant and insect species, and large populations of bats. Some 400 million...

Read More

Podyjí National Park

Award date: 21.06.00

Exceptional undisturbed river valley with adjacent complexes of more or less natural woodland and small areas of unique non-wooded communities, lying at the contact of two biogeographic regions. The territory is unique, above all, in geomorphological arrangement and considerable species diversity...

Read More

Estonia

Matsalu National Park

Award date: 28.05.03

The Matsalu Nature Reserve - the first applicant from Estonia - is an example of an area with a high variety of habitats and one of the richest in Europe in terms of species, in particular with regard to birds. Situated in the west of Estonia, it is a wetland of international importance already...

Read More

Finland

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park (Tammisaari)

Award date: 19.06.96

The Ekenäs Archipelago National Park protects a unique sample of the islands and coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. It is especially important, that it covers an entire cross-section of the archipelago from the inner zone to the edge of the open sea. The region belongs to the Project Aqua and has...

Read More

Seitseminen National Park

Award date: 19.06.96

Seitseminen National Park is located on a watershed of western Finland in the central boreal forest zone. Some of the state-owned forests in Seitseminen have been under protection since the beginning of this century. The rural area surrounding the park is sparsely populated. Tampere, the nearest...

Read More

France

Ecrins National Park

Award date:18.06.90

The Ecrins national park is bounded by the watersheds of the Romanche to the north, the Guisane and Durance to the east and south, and the Drac to the west. High mountain national park with elevations ranging from 667 to 4102 m (Barre Ecrins), it offers to mountaineers and trekkers, more than 150...

Read More

Mercantour National Park

Award date: 03.05.93

Créé à partir d'une ancienne réserve nationale de chasse, issue elle-même d'une réserve de chasse du roi d'Italie passée sous souveraineté française en 1947, le Parc national du Mercantour se présente comme une étroite bande de territoire traversé par un ensemble de fleuves et rivières...

Read More

Port-Cros National Park

Award date: 30.09.97

Port-Cros makes part of the archipel of the Iles d'Hyères, situated at the coast of Var, in the Mediterrannean. On a distance of 15 km from the mainland, Port-Cros is the smallest and most mountaineous. Outside the main island, the terrestrial zone of the parc (675 ha) contains the island of...

Read More

Scandola Nature Reserve

Award date: 23.09.85

La Réserve Naturelle de Scandola est une Réserve mixte, terrestre et marine, située dans le bassin nord occidental de la Méditerranée à l'extrimité ouest de la Corse. La presqu’île de Scandola est caractérisée par des falaises rocheuses qui outre leur intérêt géologique (caldeira, orgues...

Read More

Vanoise National Park

Award date: 19.03.76

La Vanoise est située dans le département de la Savoie entre les chaînes montagneuses de la Tarentaise et de la Maurienne. C’est un paysage alpin comprenant 107 sommets de 3000 m ou plus, et partageant une frontière de 14 km de long avec le Parc National de Gran Paradiso en Italie. Ces deux parcs...

Read More

Georgia

Vashlovani Protected Areas

Award date: 03.06.15

The Vashlovani Protected Areas include five areas: the Vashlovani Strict Nature Reserve, the Vashlovani National Park, the Alazani Riparian Forest Natural Monument, the Takhti-Tepa Natural Monument and the Eagle Canyon Natural Monument. These areas of European significance have remarkable...

Read More

Germany

Bayerischer Wald National Park

Award date: 19.06.86

On the border between Germany and Czech Republic, on the southern side of the granite and gneiss bedrock of the Šumava mountains, lies the largest contiguous woodland scenery in Central Europe of which the highest point is Rachel peak (1453 m). It comprises forests close to natural state,...

Read More

Berchtesgaden National Park

Award date: 18.06.90

The park is situated in south-eastern Bavaria about 35 km south of Salzburg and 125 km south-east of Munich. It follows the border with Austria on all sides except the north. It is noted for the exceptional quality of its landscapes, the richness of its flora and fauna and the diversity of its...

Read More

Weltenburger Enge Nature Reserve

Award date: 03.03.78

Weltenburger Enge is a gorge about 6 km in length, one of the most beautiful and striking landscapes of the upper Danube; it crosses one of the foothills of the Swabian and Franconian Jura 20 km south-west of Regensburg. It features 100m high rock faces and geological strata of considerable...

Read More

Wurzacher Ried Nature Reserve

Award date: 18.06.89

Wurzacher Ried is an area of extensive moorland in which mires of every type are perfectly preserved. It is the largest intact raised bog of Central Europe, an exemplary relic of the early landscape that developed after the last ice age. It is situated in the Land of Baden-Württemberg in Upper...

Read More

Germany/ Luxembourg

Greece

Cretan White Mountains National Park

Award date: 13.09.79

A gorge of considerable geomorphological interest in the White Mountains of western Crete. A footpath starts at 1200m and ends at sea level. Steep rock faces, mountain streams and numerous fresh water springs, forests of Pinus brutia and Cypressus sempervirens and relicts of former cultures in...

Read More

Hungary

Ipolytarnóc Protected Area

Award date: 11.09.95

Ipolytarnóc is above all a paleontological site of major importance, originating in a volcanic eruption which, as in the case of Pompeii, buried under ash what are now petrified trees, animal fossils, other trace fossils, leaf imprints etc. This disaster occurred some 19.6 million years ago. The...

Read More

Szénás Hills Protected Area

Award date: 11.09.95

Dolomite mountains - important natural genetic resources - extremely rich in unique endemic and relict species (floral richness - original absence of forest) - unique and specific area even at European level both from scientific and educational viewpoints. For information: Duna-Ipoly Nemzeti...

Read More

Volcanic phenomena of the Tihany Peninsula

Award date: 28.05.03

Tihany Peninsula is famous for its Volcanic Phenomena and for the exceptional interest of its geological, geomorphologic and volcanic formations. http://www.tihany.hu/ Application file PE-S-DE(2002)18 Resolutions Available here Experts reports following PE-S-DE(2001)12 PE-S-DE(2002)21...

Read More

Ireland

The Burren Region

Award date: 10.07.13

The Burren (from the Gaelic word Boireann or ‘rocky place’) is located along Ireland’s Atlantic coastline, between the counties of Clare and Galway. Extending over 720km2, it is widely considered to be Ireland’s flagship heritage landscape. The Burren is widely renowned for its striking...

Read More

Italy

Gran Paradiso National Park

Award date: 27.09.06

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso was the first national park established in Italy to save from extinction the last population of Alpine Ibex. It includes a large territory of high mountains, from the 800 meters of the bottom of the valleys to the 4,061 meters of the Gran Paradiso peak. Larch and...

Read More

Maremma Regional Park

Award date: 18.05.92

Coastal area bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea in the province of Grosseto in the Tuscany region; rectangular shape with a length of 25 km. and a maximal width of 7,5 km.; it has an alluvial character in the north and hilly in the centre and south. The plain along the river Ombrone are used for...

Read More

Maritime Alps Nature Park (formerly the Argentera Nature Park)

Award date: 03.05.93

The Alpi Marittime Nature Park, a former royal hunting reserve in the Piedmont region, is twinned with the Mercantour National Park. These two areas are on opposite sides of the same Alpine massif, in the heart of the Alpes-Maritimes, considered to be the prime habitat for endemic species in the...

Read More

Montecristo Island Nature Reserve

Award date: 13.06.88

Montecristo is a rocky island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, situated 45 km off Elba: the highest point is 645m above sea level. Sparse vegetation in the rocky sites. Characteristic mediterranean flora and fauna. For information: Ministero dell'Agricoltura e delle Foreste Gestione ex Azienda di Stato...

Read More

Regional Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli

Award date: 15.06.05

The Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli Regional Park stretches along the Tyrrhenian coastline from Viareggio to Livorno, near Pisa, and covers approximately 23.000 hectares. At first sight, the Park is immense woodland of stone-pines (Pinus pinea) which are typical of the Tuscan coastline...

Read More

Sasso Fratino Integral Nature Reserve

Award date: 23.09.85

Sasso Fratino is situated on the north-eastern side of the Apennines (650-1520m), about 60 km north-east of Florence. Its position north of the watershed places it in the zone of influence of the Adriatic; in the Emilia-Romagna region, it forms part of the Casentino State Forest which covers more...

Read More

Netherlands

De Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve

Award date: 09.09.99

The nature reserve "De Oostvaardersplassen" is an extensive marshland area with large landscape variations: from reed marshes to swamp forests and from grasslands to open water. The area is of a great importance to all birdlife. Both, breeding birds, migratory birds and wintering birds are...

Read More

Naardermeer Nature Reserve

Award date: 05.05.04

Naardermeer is a marshland region of 1,080 hectares in the centre of the Netherlands. The region derives its greatest value from the fact that various rare breeding birds and migrating birds that can be found there as well as the rich variety of types of vegetation which are characteristic of a...

Read More

National Park Weerribben-Wieden

Award date: 11.09.95

The present landscape of De Weerribben originated from the extraction of peat. Now it is a significant region because of the various stages in the natural development from open water to carr woodland. The region has a wide diversity of environments varying from open water, reed land, hayfields...

Read More

Poland

Bieszczady National Park

Award date: 18.09.98

The Bieszczady National Park (established in 1973) covers 290,2 km² of the easternmost part of the Carpathian range in Poland. The elevation area ranges between 650 and 1346 m above sea level. Most of the slopes are covered by deciduous forest. Above 1150m a.s.l. there are upper meadows which...

Read More

Portugal

Desertas Nature Reserve

Award date: 02.07.14

Desertas Islands Nature Reserve is situated in North Atlantic, next to Madeira Island, Portugal, at a distance of about 22 nautical miles, and is bounded by the 100 meters bathymetric contour line, including all the islands (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande and Bugio), islets and respective maritime...

Read More

Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve

Award date: 18.05.92

Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve is situated in North Atlantic, 163 nautical miles from Madeira Island, Portugal, and is bounded by the 200 meters bathymetric contour line, including all the islands (Selvagem Grande, Selvagem Pequena and Ilhéu de Fora), islets and respective maritime area. These...

Read More

Romania

Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve

Award date: 21.06.00

At the end of a course of over 2,840 km, collecting the water from a vast hydrological basin that exceeds 8% of the area of Europe, the Danube (the second largest river of the Continent) has during the last 16,000 years built at its mouth with the Black Sea one of the most beautiful deltas in...

Read More

Piatra Craiului National Park

Award date: 27.09.06

The project’s objective was to improve the conservation status of habitats and species in the Piatra Craiului National Park through a series of strategic interventions involving data collection, public awareness, updating the management plan and designating five Natura 2000 sites on the park’s...

Read More

Retezat National Park

Award date: 02.07.08

At the end of a course of over 2,840 km, collecting the water from a vast hydrological basin that exceeds 8% of the area of Europe, the Danube (the second largest river of the Continent) has during the last 16,000 years built at its mouth with the Black Sea one of the most beautiful deltas in...

Read More

Russian Federation

Kostomuksha Strict Nature Reserve

Award date: 18.09.98

The Kostomuksha Nature Reserve is a Karelian part of the Russian-Finnish Friendship Nature Reserve. There are numerous lakes, Kiitehenjarvi beeing the largest among them with sinuate shores and uncountable large and small islands. Surrounded by primarily dense spruce and pine forests many hundred...

Read More

Oka National Biosphere Reserve

Award date: 05.09.94

http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1074 EUNIS factsheet Application file PE-S-ZP(93)49 Resolutions Available here Experts reports following PE-S-ZP(94)40 PE-S-DE(99)54 PE-S-DE(2004)12 T-PVS/DE(2010)04 T-PVS/DE(2017)22 Other reports 2013 annual report 19/02/2014 2014 annual report 25/11/2014...

Read More

Teberda National Biosphere Reserve

Award date: 05.09.94

Teberdinsky Zapovednik, in Russia's Caucasus Mountains, preserves one of the planet's most diverse temperate ecosystems in its near pristine state. The protected area is situated along a vertical shift of 3,000 meters on the northern spurs of the Great Caucasus Range in the Karachaevo-Cherkesia...

Read More

Tsentralno-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve

Award date: 18.09.98

Animal and plant life abounds where Russia's wide-open steppe (or grassland) meets the southern edge of the temperate forest belt. Although much of the steppe in Western Russia has been plowed and forests cleared for agriculture, island-like remnants of forest-steppe habitat have been preserved...

Read More

Slovak Republic

Dobročský National Nature Reserve

Award date: 18.09.98

The National Nature Reserve aims at protecting the natural environment, flora and biocenosis which are the examples of European natural ecosystems. It is the preserved fragment of the Carpathian natural forest (virgin forest) as a unique example of the forest ecosystem in the climax stage of...

Read More

Poloniny National Park (Vichodme Karpaty)

Award date: 18.09.98

The National Park is a woody mountain area (mid-highland with the character of lower highland up to a higher mountainous landscape) of the flysch zones of the Carpathians, partly influenced by a traditional economical human activity. Forests consist predominantly of deciduous wood plants of mild...

Read More

Slovenia

Triglav National Park

Award date: 05.05.04

The Park, located in the Julian Alps and containing Mount Triglav, a symbol of national pride, covered 4% of Slovenia's territory and harboured 20% of the country’s water resources. Its great wealth in terms of biodiversity was explained by a combination of Mediterranean and alpine influences....

Read More

Spain

Doñana National Park

Award date: 23.09.85

Doñana on the lower Guadalquivir is one of Western Europe's last unspoilt natural sites harbouring numerous endangered animal species. The importance of Doñana was one of the reasons for creating the WWF. Its natural values are well known, it is home to flagship species and unique as the Iberian...

Read More

Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

Award date:13.06.88

A representative section of the central Spanish Pyrenees (780-3355m) in the province of Huesca, with a mainly calcareous substrate. It is adjacent to the Western Pyrenees National Park in France. The four main sectors are Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuain and Pineta. For information: Parque Nacional de...

Read More

Teide National Park

Award date:18.06.89

Most of the National Park, that covers 18.900 ha in the centre of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands), is 2.000 m above sea level. It essentially consists of two big calderas, known as circo de Las Cañadas, and the magnificent stratovolcano Teide, which is the highest point in Spain and the...

Read More

Sweden

Bullerö and Långviksskär Nature Reserves

Award date: 13.06.88

The two nature reserves Bullerö and Långviksskär make up a magnicificent part of the Swedish archipelago outside Stockholm. Together the reserves cover more than 1 200 islands, islets and rocks. The birdlife is rich with more than 100 different species. The flora is typical for the archipelago...

Read More

Store Mosse National Park

Award date: 13.06.88

Store Mosse is the largest peatland region south of Lapland. Although situated in southern Sweden, it provides a habitat for animal and plant species typical of the country’s northerly regions. Lake Kävsjön is known for its bird life. In the post glacial era, Lake Fornoholmen occupied what is now...

Read More

Switzerland

Turkey

Kuşcenneti National park

Award date: 15.03.76

Kusçenneti is situated near the Sea of Marmara in north-western Turkey. The country's smallest national park occupies the north-eastern shore of Kus Gölu (Lake Kus) which covers 162 km² at the mouth of the river Sigirci. For information: Mrs. Ferrah CAKIR, Provincial Directorate of Environment...

Read More

Ukraine

Carpathian Biosphere Reserve

Award date: 30.09.97

The Carpathian Biosphere Reserve (CBR), with the total area of 57880 ha, represents nearly the whole landscape and biogeographical diversity of the Ukrainian part of the Eastern Carpathians. The reserve consists of six detached massifs and a regional landscape park "Stuzhytsa", botanical...

Read More

United Kingdom

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Award date: 22.05.83

Mountain heathland in north-west Scotland in the area around Loch Maree, rising to 977 m; it includes remnants of the post-glacial pinewoods of the ancient Caledonian forest. For information: Scottish Natural Heritage Fodderty Way, Dingwall Business Park, Dingwall, IV15 9XB...

Read More

Fair Isle National Scenic Area

Award date: 23.09.85

Fair isle is an isolated and almost completely treeless island lying between Orkney and Shetland, whose climate is influenced by the Gulf Stream. In the summer there are 21 days of fog per month, on average. The landscape is of two types: moorland and cliff to the north and gentle terrain and...

Read More

Minsmere Nature Reserve

Award date: 13.09.79

Situated on the Suffolk coast, in Eastern England, Minsmere consists of fenland areas which in 1940 were flooded as an anti-invasion measure. In 1962 work commenced on the construction of a 17 hectare shallow lagoon system. Minsmere is the most important bird reserve in the United Kingdom. For...

Read More

Purbeck Heritage Coast

Award date: 21.06.84

Purbeck is a 40-kilometre stretch of coast on the English Channel between Weymouth and Bournemouth. The landscape is extremely diversified, with spectacular cliffs, dunes, islands and mesothermophilous meadows. It is subject to a wide variety of statutory controls operated by different bodies. ...

Read More

Legend Legend

Little compliance with the annual reporting obligations (less than 3 annual reports submitted since 2013)

Moderate compliance with the annual reporting obligations (between 3 and 4 annual reports submitted since 2013)

Compliance with the annual reporting obligations (between 5 and 6 annual reports submitted since 2013)