The Species Occurrence Database, managed by the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, has been widely used in nature conservation.
Jeřábková L.: National-wide Mapping of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Czech Republic – The First Out
The best knowledge of amphibian and reptile distribution available is a basic prerequisite for their really effective protection.
In 2000, a grazing management programme was introduced to maintain the species diversity in dry grasslands in the Specially Protected Areas within the City of Prague.
Turoňová D., Hamerský R. & Ondráček Č.: The Eastern Pasqueflower – A Slightly Optimistic State of th
The Eastern Pasqueflower, in North America also known as the Prairie Crocus (Pulsatilla patens) is a plant species threatened at the pan-European level. At present, it occurs at approx. 20 sites in the Czech Republic.
Both biological diversity and ecosystem services (ES) have become a key concept in nature conservation and landscape protection. ES are provided by ecosystems which are per se a specific level of biodiversity.
In 2011, the experts from the Department of Cave Management, Cave Administration of the Czech Republic found a place where a historically important document which had been considered lost or destroyed for more a century is archived.
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.
The Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) is a severely endangered species in the Czech Republic and its numbers decreased by 80% during the past 30 years (Fig. 1).