Management of UNESCO World Heritage Beech Forests – Support of new sites
In 2020, the World Heritage Beech Forests was extended by another six countries and their component parts. This means that France, Switzerland, Northern Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland are now also part of the World Heritage of Europe's oldest beech forests, which now comprises 18 countries. In order to integrate the newly added countries and component parts into the existing World Heritage network as successfully as possible, to adapt the Integrated Management System accordingly and to standardize the various zoning approaches from the different nomination circles, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment has commissioned E.C.O. to support the existing Coordination Office of the World Heritage Site Beech Forests and to contribute its own expertise.