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.
A new area named the Mácha‘s Region or Mácha‘s Country after Karel Hynek Mácha, the greatest Czech romantic poet, because the region inspired him to write his most important works of fiction, includes the Českolipsko-Dokeské pískovce/Doksy Sandstones and Wetlands Bird Area (pursuant to Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, as amended later, the term for Special Protection Areas, SPAs under the European Union‘s Birds Directive) as well as five Sites of European Importance (pursuant to the above act, the term for Site of Community Importance, SCI under the Habitats Directive): among the latter, the Jestřebsko–Dokesko Site of European Importance is the most important. The coverage of the total area by forest is almost 80%. Fishponds and other wetlands are also of great importance, having been protected as the Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. Within the area, more than 250 specially protected wild plant and animal species occur, including those which do not occur elsewhere, e.g. the Bohemian Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza bohemica). The PLA shall provide some small-size Specially Protected Areas, from a nature conservation point of view considered as key ones (i.e., the Novozámecký rybník Fishpond, Swamp, Břehyně-Pecopala and Malý a Velký Bezděz), with connectivity and the rest of the area with appropriate protection. The most area is a property of the Czech Republic. By 1992, a military training area was there and the public was not allowed to attend there, because of a no-go zone. Establishing the Kokořínsko-Mácha‘s Region PLA shall make the State/Public Administration in nature conservation simpler there and public funds shall be use more effectively.