Council of Europe. Resolution (97) 16 on the renewal of the European diploma awarded to the Swiss national park (Switzerland)

COUNCIL OF EUROPE

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS

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RESOLUTION (97) 16

ON THE RENEWAL OF THE EUROPEAN DIPLOMA

AWARDED TO THE SWISS NATIONAL PARK

(SWITZERLAND)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 30 September 1997

at the 602nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

provisional version

 

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.a of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Having regard to Resolution (65) 6 instituting the European Diploma;

Having regard to Resolution (67) 23 awarding the European Diploma to the Swiss National Park;

Having regard to the proposals of the Bureau of the Committee for the activities of the Council of Europe in the field of biological and landscape diversity (BU-DBP),

Renews the European Diploma awarded to the Swiss National Park in category A, until 27 October 2002;

Attaches to the renewal the following recommendations, that:

1. the possibility of establishing a peripheral zone be studied;

2. adequate co-operation with Stelvio National Park be developed with a view to ensuring, inter alia, consistent levels of protection;

3. the signposting (park entrance) along the Offenpass route be brought into line with current norms, and that an impact study be carried out if the route is enlarged;

4. the authorities seek to adapt the park centre so as to improve the presentation of attractive exhibits and, above all, make them accessible to the physically handicapped.



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