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).
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.
Vačkář D., Melichar J., Lorencová E. & Hönigová I.: Ecosystem Service Assessment Applied for Grassla
Abandonment of traditional small-scale farming combined with the agricultural intensification during the last decades has lead to a significant decline in semi-natural grasslands and correlated ecosystem goods and services.
By the Red List of Threatened Species in the Czech Republic (Kučera & Váňa 2005), the epiphytis moss Dicranum viride is considered as Endangered within the country.
The Prachovské skály Rocks (a geomorphological unit within the Jičín Hills) is a typical sandstone rock-pillar formation.
Zelenková A.: Managing Geographic Data on Memorial/Veteran Tress in the Nature Conservancy Central R
The article aims at management of geographic data on memorial/veteran trees and it provides the basic information on review of and updating the above data.
The number of species threatened with extinction due to human activities has been increasing and it is hardly possible to reverse the trend and to prevent further reduction in all endangered species numbers. It is thus necessary to set clear priorities in species protection and to select species that are necessary to be protected, e.g.through action plans.
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.