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.
The Atchafalaya Bayou is the largest swamp in the United States, covering 3,200 km2. It is situated in south central Louisiana and harbours nationally significant expanses of bottomland hardwoods, Bald Cypress-Tupelo swamplands, meandering bayous, and back-water lakes.
The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to highlight an important role played by worlds forests in maintaining fundamental ecological processes as well as in providing livelihoods and supporting economic growth. Forests cover about 31% of the land on Earth, around 4 billion hectares, and they are more biologically diverse than any other land-based ecosystems.
Větrovcová J., Poledníková K., Poledník L., Beran V. & Hlaváč V.: Database of Findings of Dead Euras
The article attempts to demonstrate the importance of data collected from found dead animal carcasses giving the example of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra). Collecting dead otters and subsequent analyses of the carcasses have started in the Czech Republic at the local level in the 1990s.