Quality counts! - This is more than valid for protected areas as only well-managed PAs can play their role in successful conservation of nature.
Germany has developed specific evaluation systems for its protected areas of different IUCN categories. National parks and biosphere reserves undergo regular evaluations of management effectiveness (10 year interval) whilst nature parks are embedded in a continuous quality management process. The roof brand "National Natural Landscapes" promotes national parks, nature parks and biosphere reserves and aims at raising public awareness. Benefits for people in and around these protected areas are demonstrated by both economic studies and a steadily growing interest and support by German population.