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European Diploma for Protected Areas

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleEuropean Diploma for Protected Areas
2nd TitleDiplôme européen des espaces protégés
CreatorCouncil of Europe
DescriptionThe European Diploma for Protected areas is awarded to protected natural or semi-natural areas of exceptional European interest from the point of view of conservation of biological, geological or landscape diversity that have an appropriate protection status. Over 60 areas in 23 states have so far received this prestigious award, which recognises both the European interest and the quality of its management. The Diploma is awarded for a five-year period and is renewable. Usually there are conditions or recommendations attached to its award, so it encourages managers and authorities to keep up a high level of protection and promotes an ecologically minded management.
LanguageEnglish, French
Keywordsprotected areas; protected forest areas; standards; Bern Convention
TypeInformation services
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 Published: April 18 2007 | Last updated: May 13 2016