A National Park is a territory within which the conservation of the fauna, flora, soil, subsoil, atmosphere, water and the natural habitat in general is of special interest. It must be protected against any damage and be excluded from any artificial intervention likely to alter its appearance, composition and development.
The new law of April 2006:
- introduced the notions of "heart" and "area of adhesion" to designate the central zone and the peripheral zone respectively;
- for each park, stipulates the set-up of a Charter: a conservation and development plan designed like a territory project (description of strict protection measures in the heart and authorized developments in the area of adhesion).
Source: SOeS (site : http://www.statistiques.developpement-durable.gouv.fr)