Resolution CM/ResDip(2010)4
on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
awarded to the Podyjí National Park (Czech Republic)

(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 ResDip(2000)14 on the award of the European Diploma to the Podyjí National Park (Czech Republic);

Taking into consideration the expert’s report as presented at the meeting of the Group of Specialists for the European Diploma of Protected Areas on 4 and 5 March 2010;

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

Renews the European Diploma of Protected Areas awarded to the Podyjí National Park (Czech Republic) until 20 June 2020;

Attaches the following eight recommendations to the renewal:

1. ensure, in collaboration with the operator of the hydroelectric power station at Vranov, that the negative amplitudes in the flow regime from the dam sluices are reduced and that a minimum residual flow rate is guaranteed;

2. secure the adoption and implementation of the management plan for the period 2010-2019;

3. control the development of leisure activities, and in particular avoid the use of the River Dyje for water sports;

4. intensify co-operation with the Thayatal National Park to harmonise the fishing regulations within the two parks and reduce the negative effects of fishing in the core zones;

5. develop relations with municipalities and the local community in order to encourage sustainable management of their land within the national park, in line with the principles and rules laid down in the management plan;

6. pursue and improve the management of agricultural areas, particularly in the buffer zones;

7. grant funding to public authorities for water supply and purification within the park's perimeter;

8. undertake research on the influence of the artificial barriers on the ecosystem of the Dyje River. Mitigation measures on the riparian ecosystems should be adopted.



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