Resolution CM/ResDip(2009)8
on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
awarded to the Triglav National Park (Slovenia)

(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 ResDip(2004)11 on the award of the European Diploma of Protected Areas to the Triglav National Park (Slovenia);

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 Triglav National Park until 5 May 2019;

Attaches the following conditions to the renewal:

- a new law should provide the adequate legal basis for the conservation of the Triglav National Park as soon as possible;

- the management plan should be finalised and formalised as soon as the new law on Triglav National Park is passed;

Attaches the following recommendations to the renewal:

1. ensure that, when the new zoning is in place, any further change of zones should be in favour of increased protection;

2. the land-use planning regulations related to new constructions and renovation work should be strictly applied;

3. work on adapted solutions to solve the problem of wastewater should be continued, especially for buildings and mountain huts with intensive human occupation;

4. schemes to enable the co-existence of sheep and cattle farming and the presence of large carnivores such as bears, wolves and lynx should continue to be developed, to ensure their continuing presence and an increase in their population;

5. the best integration possible of the various activities conducted in the park should be ensured, for example the integration of farming and nature protection;

6. all measures aiming at converting artificial spruce forest to climax mixed forests and at increasing the area of protection forests should be pursued;

7. a detailed management plan and practical measures to cope with problems related to traffic and transportation should be developed and implemented;

8. the extension of existing installations for downhill and cross-country skiing as well as jumping should be prevented. Renovation and upgrading should be accepted only if they take the protection of nature and the landscape into account. Continue to monitor the various sporting activities practised in the national park and ensure that they remain compatible with the conservation objectives;

9. the best possible integration of new buildings and the renovation of old buildings through respecting the traditional local style should be encouraged;

10. the transition of ownership in the park should be followed closely; an active policy of acquisition of land, which is important for the protection of nature and the activities carried out in the park should be developed.



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