extended until 2030
The "European Diploma for Protected Areas", short: European Diploma, is an award granted by the Council of Europe for natural and semi-natural areas of international importance and European interest. The introduction of the Diploma took place in 1965. The European Diploma was first awarded to protected areas in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom.
Since 1990, Berchtesgaden National Park has been the bearer of the coveted award, which the Council of Europe reviews and reawards at regular intervals. In addition to Berchtesgaden National Park, only eight other protected areas in Germany have been awarded this coveted distinction to date. Recently, the Berchtesgaden National Park was awarded the European Diploma until the year 2030 after an intensive review.
Presentation of European Diploma by Dr. Roland Baier and Ulf Dworschak