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.
Since 2012, the Nature Conservancy Agency of the Czech Republic (NAC CR) has been making agreements with landowners and tenants on management measures and subsidies to be paid to them for such measures.
Hlaváč V., Koubová M. & Neuwirthová H.: Protection of Birds against High Voltage Lines. Is There a S
The Czech Republic is cut across by 70,000 kilometres of high voltage overhead transmission and distribution power lines. The transmission system also includes more than 750,000 transmission towers and electricity pylons.
Doležalová J., Vojar J. & Solský M.: Using Natural Succession in Restoration of Areas Affected by Mi
The authors deal with reasons, why spontaneous vegetation succession has not been more significantly used in restoration practice in the Czech Republic.
Pořízek L., Smrž M., Drhovská L., Šenk R., Beran L. & Procházka J.: Mácha‘s Region – A New Part of t
In 2013, the Kokořínsko Protected Landscape Area (PLA) shall be declared again and renamed as the Kokořínsko – Mácha‘s Region PLA. Thus, the current PLA covering 272 km2 will be enlarged by additional 139 km2.
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.