Resolution CM/ResDip(2011)8

on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas

awarded to the Seitseminen National Park (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)29 on the award of the European Diploma to the Seitseminen National Park (Finland);

Taking into consideration the discussions held between the Secretariat and the site manager as well as the advice of the Group of Specialists on 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 Seitseminen National Park (Finalnd) until 19 June 2021;

Attaches the following condition to the renewal:

1. implement the new master plan for the Seitseminen National Park and evaluate by 2014 if there is a need of a new updated management plan.

Attaches the following five recommendations to the renewal:

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

2. continue the restoration plans for both mires and forests; continue arrangements for the appropriate grazing of meadows to encourage their biodiversity; 

3. Metsähallitus should continue to bring together people with interests in biodiversity so as to foster the transfer and exchange of knowledge; scientific research should actively continue;

4. deepen co-operation with local stakeholders, especially in the nature tourism sector;

5. provide the necessary funding to continue the renovation of the recreational facilities; customer services and nature interpretation should be further developed.



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