Resolution CM/ResDip(2010)10
on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
awarded to the Fair Isle National Scenic Area (United Kingdom)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 September 2010
at the 1091st 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(85)14 on the award of the European Diploma to the Fair Isle National Scenic Area (United Kingdom);

Taking into consideration both the discussions held between the Secretariat and the site manager and the advice of the Group of Specialists of the European Diploma of Protected Areas;

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

Renews the European Diploma of Protected Areas awarded to the Fair Isle National Scenic Area (United Kingdom) until 21 September 2020;

Attaches the following condition to the renewal:

1. in recognition of the internationally important seabird colonies and associated marine environment currently experiencing severe pressure, the United Kingdom and Scottish Governments should use the powers invested in them through the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 to establish the protected marine area which has been called for in successive diploma renewals. A new protected marine area should be in conformity with the Fair Isle Marine Action Plan (FIMP);

Attaches the following two recommendations to the renewal:

1. the needs and aspirations of the local community, as detailed in the FIMP, should be fully taken into account, as should the fragile socio-economic situation;

2. all efforts should be made to solve the problem of the disposal of plastic in general and agricultural baling plastic in particular.



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