COUNCIL OF EUROPE
    COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS

    Resolution ResDip(2003)14
    on the renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas
    awarded to the Tsentralno-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve
    (Russian Federation)

    (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 28 May 2003
    at the 840th 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 for certain protected landscapes, reserves and natural features, as amended by Resolution (98) 29 on the Regulations for the European Diploma pf of Protected Areas;

    Having regard to Resolution (98) 25 awarding the European Diploma to the Tsentralno-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation)

    Taking into consideration the expert's report presented at the meeting of the Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas on 20 and 21 January 2003;

    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 of Protected Areas to the Tsentralno-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation) until 18 September 2008;

    Attaches the following recommendations to the renewal:

    1. increase the two reserves' own funds and seek additional outside funding;

    2. create and/or extend the buffer zones around all units of the diploma area, particularly those of Yamskoy;

    3. extend the surface area of Barkalovka and take the necessary steps for the two disconnected parts of the unit to be brought together in a single, joined massif;

    4. improve signposting and marking of the units making up the diploma area;

    5. maintain research and conservation in the diploma area at the same excellent standards as currently achieved;

    6. provide a map indicating the limits of the units composing the Diploma site and information on the authorities directly responsible for management.



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