Resolution CM/ResDip(2008)7
on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
to the volcanic phenomena of the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary)

(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 ResDip(2003)18 awarding the European Diploma to the volcanic phenomena of the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary);

Taking into consideration the expert’s report presented at the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas on 17 and 18 March 2008;

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

Renews the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the volcanic phenomena of the Tihany Peninsula until 28 May 2013;

Attaches the following recommendations to the renewal:

1. translate the management plan into more detailed and practical measures;

2. strongly enforce the ban on new buildings on the site;

3. pursue the planning and construction of the visitor centre near Lake Belsö;

4. continue to manage and control visitor pressure;

5. keep the balance between closed forested areas and open areas (meadows with hedges and bushes);

6. encourage farming and wine-growing practices consistent with the conservation of natural and landscape assets;

7. encourage the transfer of management rights on fishing in Lake Belsö to the Balaton Uplands National Park;

8. encourage the transfer of state properties to the Balaton Upland National Park and pursue the acquisition of private land;

9. continue to control invasive species such as the Ailanthus;

10. develop co-ordinated management with nearby protected areas such as the reed beds on the shore of Lake Balaton and the Külsö and Felsö marshes.


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