Invasive alien species are key drivers of human-caused global environmental change. The past two decades have seen an explosion of research interest on human-mediated invasions. Nevertheless, a flurry of recent articles both in scientific journals and mass-media has called upon conservationists to embrace invasive species.
There has been a clear quality shift in nature conservation in Israel since its foundation. Israel now protects approximately 20% of its area. Since 1998 the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority has been managing the national parks and reserves.
In 1910, Ludwig Vašiček, the Czech amateur entomologist and military officer in the Austrian-Hungarian army, found a funny beetle at the Vjeternica Cave (southern Herzegovina). The insect was described as Hadesia vasicekia year later.
Jeřábková L. & Boukal D.: Live Traps – An Effective Method for Studying Amphibians and Water Beetles
For effective threatened species conservation and management, good knowledge of their distribution, population status as well as of external threats is necessary. Live traps are one of the methods which allow gathering such data on water beetles and newts.
Pešout P. & Hůlková J.: Payments of Compensations for Damages Caused by Nature Conservation Provisio
Pursuant to Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, as amended later, owners of agricultural land or forest land or a fishpond with fish farming or water poultry farming can apply for payments of compensation for complication in agricultural or forest management.
The article focuses on the decision of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, which relates to the material nature of administrative acts called measures of general nature. Two judgments deal with Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, as amended later.
The Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republicwas charged by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic with developing guidelines on streamlining the setting derogations related to the Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).
The Poodří/Odra River Basin PLA staff members: On Twenty Years of the Poodří/Odra River Basin Protec
The Poodří/Odra River Basin Protected Landscape Area (PLA) situated in the Moravian-Silesian Region was declared on the territory of 81.5 km2on May 1, 1981 and in total, it is located across areas of 20 municipalities. The PLA Administrations seat is at the town of Studénka. The PLAs landscape has been shaped by humans, particularly by agriculture for a long time.
The Sedmihorky wetland is located in the Libuňka Stream floodplain within the oldest part of the Český ráj/Bohemian Paradise Protected Landscape Area. In the past, there had been attempts to ameliorate it, but they fortunately failed. Nevertheless, the area has been almost not cultivated.