I believe in an authentic internationally recognized national park, but the path to it is thorny, slow and cautious…
The hitherto maturing National Park can easily be compared to the life of a human being. Its birth was full of enthusiasm and great plans developed by fathers, mothers, uncles and aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers – and each person had a different plan. But everybody agreed that it is necessary to put the best into the child's life.
This year, already a second update of the Conception for Unblocking the Czech River Network, an important water management planning document, will be completed. At present, the Czech Nature Conservation Agency is working on a proposal delineating watercourses which are primarily determined to be made passable for migration, at the same time respecting territorial and species protection.
For this reason, the length of corridors will generally increase as compared to the present situation. These will be prioritised in the subsidy policy also in future. The objective of the updated version of the document is to implement measures providing free migration to fish and other water animals in an effective and systematic way, especially on watercourses of international and national importance.
The preparation of large infrastructural works has long been criticised for being time-demanding and ineffective. Drafts of amendments to construction law have repeatedly been submitted in order to shorten and facilitate the approval process. Recently, a proposal for its integral recodification was submitted. The actual administrative process aimed at realising a construction is however to a great extent the final stage in the preparation of a construction. Efforts for systematic changes in building permit procedures should therefore be preceded by a comprehensive analysis of shortcomings already in the stage prior to the building permit procedure. It is not an overstatement to say that the stage of project preparation and specification of the project at different levels in spatial planning documentation have much greater margins than the building permit stage.
In the past, the Marsh angelica (Angelica palustris) had occurred in what is now the Czech Republic at seven sites. Moreover, from most of them, the vascular plant species disappeared by the 1950s.
Trnka P., Hausvaterová M. & Vojtěchovská E.: The Kojetín Fishpond Restoration in the Polabí/Elbe Riv
The Kojetín Fishpond is a part of the Nature Monument of the same name (District of Jičín, eastern Bohemia), established in 1999.
Klečková L. & Birklen P.: Threatened Gravel Habitat Management in the Ostravice Site of European Imp
Gravel bars deposited by fast flowing uncanalized water courses are among the globally most threatened habitats.
Common Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Northern Raven attacks on grazing livestock, particularly cattle kept outside building throughout the whole year, has been more and more reported from the Czech Republic.
The proportion of renewable energy has been continuously increasing within the total energy production. In this respect, the greatest potential is provided by biomass energy.