Ķemeri National Park was established to preserve the natural, cultural-historical and spa values of this territory, to protect the processes of mineral water and medicinal mud formation, as well as to promote non-enriching economic activities. Biologically very valuable territory.
Management Category: National Park, Natura 2000 site standard data form, RAMSAR wetland
Administrative Territory: site falls in Salas parish, Babīte district; Lapmežciems and Smārde parishes of Engure municipality; Valgunde Parish, Jelgava Region; Džūkste and Slampe parishes of Tukums municipality; The city of Jurmala.
Area: 36 184 ha
Foundation Year: 1997
Management Authority: Nature Conservation Agency unit - Pierīga Regional Administration
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According to Order No 24 of the Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, K.Gerhada of 18 February 2016, entitled “Extension of the duration of the Natural Protection Plans”, the term of the Pemers National Park Nature Conservation Plan was extended until 31 December 2019.
Ķemeri National Park was established as a specially protected nature territory of national significance in 1997, when the Saeima passed the law on Ķemeri National Park. The park was established with the aim to protect rare species and habitats, as well as the area of hydrogen sulfide formation. When Ķemeri National Park was established, the administration located in Ķemeri, in the historical "Forest House", was also established. The first director of the administration was Andis Liepa.
In 2002, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the individual protection and use regulations of Ķemeri National Park.
In 2002, the Nature Protection Plan for the period from 2002 to 2010 was completed. It was developed by the Danish consulting company Carl Bro International a / s in cooperation with Latvian specialists and with the financial support of the Danish government.
Since 2004, Ķemeri National Park has been included in the Natura 2000 network of protected areas of EU importance .
The year 2006 was significant in the history of Ķemeri National Park in international terms, as it was admitted to the EUROPARC Federation and became a member of the union of nature protection organizations EUROSITE.
During the existence of Ķemeri National Park, changes in its law and individual protection and use regulations have been made several times.