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    COUNCIL OF EUROPE
    COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS

    Resolution ResDip(2002)8
    on the renewal of the European Diploma for Protected Areas
    awarded to the Krimml Waterfalls Natural Site (Austria)

    (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 September 2002
    at the 807th 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 (65) 6 instituting the European Diploma, as amended by Resolution (98) 29 on the Regulations for the European Diploma for Protected Areas;

    Having regard to Resolution (67) 23 awarding the European Diploma to the Krimml Waterfalls Natural Site;

    Taking into consideration the expert’s report presented at the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma for Protected Areas on 28 and 29 January 2002;

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

    Renews the European Diploma for Protected Areas awarded to the Krimml Waterfalls Natural Site until 27 October 2007,

    Attaches the following recommendations to the renewal:

    1. ban any further installation or extension of shops on the road leading to the falls;

    2. take all necessary measures to ensure that any application to install shops or other buildings within sight of the falls is subject to the approval of the competent authorities;

    3. restrict shuttle bus services to those run at present;

    4. study the possibility of installing public toilets in the central area of the falls owing to the high number of visitors;

    5. pursue scientific research and secure funding to carry out studies along the lines of those covering the area's bird-life and mosses.



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