The article describes two newly discovered non-karst caves in South Bohemia. Both are located in the Čertova stěna-Luč National Nature Reserve (NNR) near the town of Vyšší Brod. The NNR is characterized by stone debris slopes.
The famous protected area of Pan-European importance Lüneburger Heide in the German state of Lower Saxony, 70 km south of Hamburg, consists of a large nature park (107,000 ha) with a nature reserve (23,400 ha) in its heart.
The number of species threatened with extinction due to human activities has been increasing and it is hardly possible to reverse the trend and to prevent further reduction in all endangered species numbers. It is thus necessary to set clear priorities in species protection and to select species that are necessary to be protected, e.g.through action plans.
The Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic repeatedly dealt with the issue whether binding expert opinions can be legally reviewed.
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.
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.
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.