Resolution CM/ResDip(2011)7

on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas

awarded to the Ekenäs Archipelago National Park (Tammisaari) (Finland)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 July 2011
at the 1118th 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(96)30 awarding the European Diploma to the Tammisaari Archipelago National Park (Finland);

Taking into consideration both the discussions held between the Secretariat and the site manager and the advice of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for 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 Ekenäs Archipelago National Park (Tammisaari) (Finland) until 19 June 2021;

Attaches to the renewal the following condition:

1. within one year finalise and complete the approval process of the management plan (master plan), which itself will include plans to enlarge the national park.

Attaches to the renewal the following six recommendations:

1. make efforts to implement all aspects of the new management plan;

2. inform the Secretariat of the results of the management effectiveness evaluations (Report on the state of the parks) which will be made at regular period five-year intervals;

3. continue the management of habitat types and species; particular attention should be paid to :


- the inventory of marine habitats and the improvement of the methods involved; and
- the restoration of damaged communities and the control of alien invasive species;

4. continue to pay close attention to the recreational facilities and educational issues, in particular:

- improve the safety, quality and quantity of the infrastructure;
- further develop customer service and interpretation; and
- raise the public’s awareness of nature conservation in Ekenäs Archipelago National Park;

5. review and where necessary renew the regulations of the national park within two years;

6. deepen and promote the collaboration with local stakeholders, especially nature tourism operators.



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