Resolution CM/ResDip(2008)11
on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
awarded to the Weltenburger Enge Nature Reserve (Germany)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 2 July 2008
at the 1031st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.a of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Having regard to Resolution (65) 6 instituting the European Diploma, as amended by Resolution CM/ResDip(2008)1 on the revised regulations for the European Diploma of Protected Areas;

Having regard to Resolution (78) 21 awarding the European Diploma to the Weltenburger Enge Nature Reserve (Germany);

Taking into consideration the different reports sent to the secretariat by the managers of the diploma-holding area;

Having regard to the proposals of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention;

Renews the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Weltenburger Enge Nature Reserve until 2 March 2018;

Attaches the following recommendations to the renewal:

1. devise and implement maintenance procedures to control the increasing growth of bushes on outcropping rocks, resulting in a reduction of the extent of xerotherm rock locations and the adapted species inhabiting them;

2. maintain strict control over boat traffic, particularly on the right bank of the Danube where numerous private boating tourists land on the exposed gravel banks during the summer months, when water levels are low;

3. monitor the effects of boat traffic on the aquatic fauna;

4. encourage the extensive use of fields and meadows, particularly by farmers and private owners;

5. conduct regular audits of management effectiveness for biodiversity conservation and tourist control in the reserve.


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