Resolution CM/ResDip(2009)5
on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
awarded to the Teide National Park (Spain)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 October 2009
at the 1068th 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 Res (65) 6 instituting the European Diploma for certain protected landscapes, reserves and natural features, as amended by Resolution CM/ResDip(2008)1 on the revised regulations for the European Diploma of Protected Areas;

Having regard to Resolution Res (89) 10 on the award of the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Teide National Park (Spain);

Taking into consideration the expert's report presented at the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas on 2 and 3 March 2009;

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

Renews the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Teide National Park until 18 June 2019;

Attaches the following recommendations to the renewal:

1. the areas around the cable car should be restored in line with the Proyecto de restauraciόn de la Rambleta del Teide;

2. efforts to eradicate populations of moufflons and wild rabbits from inside and outside the park, with special emphasis on removing the invasive animal pressure from areas located outside the park should be continued;

3. the roadworks cabin near Riachuelo Reserve, close to the TF-21 road should be removed, thus implementing the 12.4.4 provision of the Teide National Park Management Plan (plan rector de uso y gestiόn);

4. the remaining buildings near the Sanatorium (el sanatorio) should be demolished and ecological restoration of the area should be undertaken;

5. the monitoring of the effects of global climate change on the park’s ecosystems should be improved so as to anticipate potential damage and possibly take adaptation measures;

6. genetic and ecological studies on endangered endemic or indigenous plant species should be continued in order to ensure that plans to restore these species are carried out; the extension of these programmes to all endangered species should be considered;

7. the access of visitors to the park should be strictly controlled, and the access plan (plan de acceso) adopted as required by the management plan;

8. the public use plan (plan de uso publico) should be adopted and implemented.


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