Hubáček J., Peřina V., Rusňák J. & Růžička M.: The Železné hory/Iron Mountains Protected Landscape A
Due to diverse geological processes, the Železné hory/Iron Mountains are really unique. Across the whole Europe, a similar region harbouring a plenty of geological units within the single small area, can be hardly found.
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.
The Moravský kras/Moravian Karst is the most important karst area in the Czech Republic. Since 1956, it has been a Protected Landscape Area (PLA), covering 92 km2. Unique wildlife features as well as numerous archaeological, palaeontological and cultural monuments can be found there.
The Pálava Protected Landscape Area (PLA) is located in south Moravia in the District of Břeclav and is situated on the territory of 11 municipalities. A part of its boundaries follows the state border between the Czech Republic and Austria. Covering the area of 86 km2, it is one of the smallest large-size Specially Protected Areas in the Czech Republic. The PLA is a part of the more extensive Dolní Morava/Lower Moravia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Mt. Blaník Protected Landscape Area (PLA) located in central Bohemia was declared on December 29, 1981, covering 709 km2. It main aim is to preserve harmonically formed, biologically healthy landscape with the central dominant – the mysterious Mt. Blaník. The PLA harbours specific countryside settlements including rests of folk vermacular architecture, sacral buildings and small rural castles. Velký/Big and Malý/Little Blaník peaks have been famous due to the old Czech legend on the Knights of Blaník.
In 2006, the Pluto Temple cave system was discovered in the Teplice Rocks (the Broumov Highlands, the Adrspach-Teplice Rocks National Nature Reserve, northeastern Bohemia). The system consists of mostly underground space in block broken rocks on the edge of two gorges. Broken caves are located particularly along underground water course stretches of the gorges.
The Broumov region, an extremity of the Czech borders forced among the Orlické hory/Eagle, Mts., Krkonoše/Giant Mts. and the Polish Klodzko region, is one of the Protected Landscape Areas (PLA) in the Czech Republic. In 2011, the Broumovsko PLA has celebrating its 20thanniversary. It was declared on the territory of 430 km2 in 1991.