The Výpustek Cave in the Moravský kras/Moravian Karst is a remarkable cave system, which has been a show cave for five years. Under a technical supervision of the Cave Administration of the Czech Republic, a visitor path has been under construction at the site presenting to visitors sites troubled history.
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).
Nature conservation and landscape protection and cultural monument care have had a long and joint tradition in what is now the Czech Republic, having been lasting since the early 19thcentury. In 1991, both the sectors had been splitted: it resulted in different approaches both in their policies and in practice.
Lamačová V. et al.: Norwegian Funds Contribution to Endangered Species Action Plans/Recovery Program
Due to limited national funds available for developing and implementing endangered species action plans/recovery programmes, the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (MoE CR) tried to raise funds from the European Economic Area/Norwegian Financial Mechanism. For that purpose, a comprehensive project entitled “Action Plans/Recovery Programmes for Specially Protected Species” had been drafted.
Contribution of the Landscape Character/Scenery Preventative Assessment in the Protected Landscape A
The landscape character/scenery preventive assessment significantly supports the State Nature Conservancy authorities when preserving the landscape character/scenery.
The Zbrašov Aragonite Caves are located at the village of Teplice nad Bečvou (Central Moravia) close to the Bečva River. The exit from the caves opens on a spa colonnade which is repeatedly flooded by flooding waves.
Cumulative effects of building activities (particularly family and boarding houses) on traditionally managed meadows pose a serious problem in the Natura 2000 SCI Krkonoše/Giant Mts. Loss of the meadows caused by individual house-building projects is often too small to justify their prohibition despite they directly influence/destroy even the priority target features within the SCI. However, the projects considerably reduce total area of meadows due to cumulative effects of their high number.
The Mt. Praděd Nature National Reserve (the Jeseníky Mts. Protected Landscape Area, northern Moravia) is the largest Nature National Reserve (NNR) in the Czech Republic, covering just 2,000 hectares. The area has been protected since 1955. As a popular ski destination, the NNR has had to be faced with various affects, related both to tourism and sport activities carried out by visitors and associated phenomena, e.g.building the transport infrastructure or accommodation capacities.
Recovery of the Peregrine – A Successful Story of Nature Conservation or a Consequence of Spontaneou
In the Czech Republic, the Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) numbers have dramatically changed. After its populations had collapsed across whole Europe in the mid-20thcentury, the raptor species totally disappeared from what is now the Czech Republic. Nevertheless, since the late 1980s, the Peregrine has been recolonizing its former nest sites there.