It took quite long eight years to re-declare and extensively enlarge the Kokořínsko Protected Landscape Areas (PLA) by the so-called Mácha´s country (Liberec Region, northern Bohemia).
The Šumava/Bohemian Forest Mts. Protected Landscape Area (PLA) was established in 1963 due to efforts made by enthusiastic amateur nature conservationists forming an informal non-governmental organization.
The first written references to the Výpustek Cave formed by underground activities of the Křtinský potok Brook had been made by quacks in the early 17thcentury.
In the Czech Republic, the occurrence of 21 amphibian species, in various extents threatened by extinction, is confirmed at present. The fact has resulted, inter alia, from their amphibious way of life.
The Beskydy Mts. Protected Landscape Area (PLA), celebrating the 40thanniversary of its establishment in 2013, is the largest PLA in the Czech Republic.
Five decades of the Krkonoše Mts. National Park (NP) – the first of the group of four national parks in the Czech Republic – provide a remarkable reflection of care and management of the national natural and historical entity.
In comparison with the 1970s and 1980s, numbers have been increased in some birds of prey, while populations of other species have been relatively stable in the Czech Republic. Some avian predators, e.g. the Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus), known also as the Northern Harrier in North America have been declining there.
In the diversified landscape of the Czech Republic, dozens of irregularly dispersed karst areas can be found. Some carbonate bodies have become bared on the Earth’s surface during almost their whole life-spam and have been almost continuously influenced by karst processes.
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.
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.