Plesník J. & Pelc F.: The Everglades National Park – Water Availability Has Been Crucial for its Fat
The Everglades National Park situated in southern Florida and covering 6,105 km2is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States: it was declared in 1947. The protected area is a flat network of wetlands and forests fed by a river flowing only 400 m per day out of the Lake Okeechoobee, southwest into Florida Bay.
Red Lists of threatened species are a respected source of information on the threat status of animal, plant and fungal species. They analyse the extinction risk of species, applying the standard categories and criteria. Mainly due to available detailed knowledge of fauna and flora, national Red Lists have been published for almost all groups of organisms in the Czech Republic.
Banaš M., Zeidler M. & Zahradník D.: Does Global Environmental Change Influence Alpine Tundra in the
Dramatic atmospheric changes were documented during past decades and current predictions indicate deepening their impacts on wild plants. Global changes are expected to be most pronounced at high altitudes: thus, mountains of intermediate elevation have been particularly vulnerable.
Criticism on the Natura 2000 network can be heard from different people. Therefore, the authors focus on gaps in the Site of Community Importance (SCI) designation and delineation.
Pokorná L.: Two New Orders with a Similar Title: How They Would Support Conservation of the Sites of
The article aims at presenting a possible impact of the two new Government orders on conservation of the Sites of European Importance (pursuant to Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, as amended later, the term for Site of Community Importance, SCI under the European Union’s Habitats Directive), namely Order of the Government of the Czech Republic No. 208/2012 Gazette on Declaration of the Sites of European Importance listed in the European Union List of SCIs which entered into force on July 4, 2012, and the Order of the Government of the Czech Republic on the National List of the Sites of European Importance: the latter is being debated by other sectors and other stakeholders.
The Hluboká Dike Site of European Importance (pursuant to Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, as amended later, the term for Site of Community Importance, SCI under the European Union’s Habitats Directive) is an at least nationally important refuge for a lot of threatened beetle species inhabiting old oaks bathed in the sun.
Peřinová M. & Obermajer J.: When We Shall Go on a Highway through the České středohoří/Bohemian Mitt
The article highlights some issues related to negotiations and hearings on and granting permission for building Highway D8 which would pass through the České středohoří/Bohemian Mittelgebirge Hills Protected Landscape Area, northern Bohemia.
Vlačiha V., Janda Z. & Obermajer J.: The České Středohoří/Bohemian Mittelgebirge Hills – A Jewel Cre
The České středohoří/Bohemian Mittelgebirge Hills Protected Landscape Area (PLA) was established in 1976, due to its extraordinarily valuable landscape scenery, caused by hundreds of mountains and hills related to the volcanic origin of the whole area.