Means of implementing protective measure

 Dolomites protection measures are founded on three levels within the nominated property (international, national and local), based on specific goals. In general, protection, maintenance and revaluation measures are provincial tasks. The provincial or regional authority defines the general guidelines for the organisation and management of the territory through territorial development plans, and in fact protects the landscape and environment by introducing contents and landscaping limits into the plans. The Province has an overseeing role in respect of local urban plans and instructions are given for the municipal planning as regards the specific destinations of use of the territory. In this framework of responsibility the master plans of parks and protected areas are responsible for implementing protection zones at municipality level. To conclude, just as the protective instruments are diverse, so is their implementation; by way of example:

– territorial planning, landscape protection (i.e. landscape and natural monument inventories): the protective functions lie primarily within the framework of provincial tasks (those in the jurisdiction of the provincial government) and must be implemented primarily at provincial level.

– land protection (geology, hydrogeology), environment (i.e. inventories of mire landscapes, mires, alluvial areas) agriculture, water resources: implementation of these inventories is under provincial jurisdiction, and the Provinces are free to choose what instruments are suitable (protective decrees, contracts, etc.)

– forest and fauna (protection areas): international/national legislation obliges the Provinces to protect and maintain inventoried areas of international/national importance as well as biotopes of regional and local importance. How to do so is left to them.