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.
Pelc F. & Plesník J.: Nature Conservation Structure in the United States: Any Lessons Learnt for Eur
Since the late 1960s and early 1970s, the United States environmental protection efforts have been paying special attention to reducing environmental pollution affecting human health.
The article presents nature and threats to it in the Mamberamo region, located in the northern part of Indonesian Papua. The Mamberano River and its tributaries is a natural axis of the area covering the territory comparable with a half of the Czech Republi’s one.
In the Czech Republic, hundreds of educational trails were built during the past decades. Nevertheless, they are often developed by botanists or zoologists who consider any simplification of the expert/technical information towards making it more user friendly for the general public as being a no-no.
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).
In the Czech Republic, about 250 crevice caves have been registered in geologically diverse bedrock. Cervices often resulted from gravitational movements of rock blocks along tectonic or non-tectonic fissures.
The article focuses on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Fourth Chamber) of 9 June 2011 (Case C-383/09, the Commission of the European Communities v. French Republic) related to the inadequacy of measures taken to effectively protect the European Hamster (Cricetus cricetus).