Fireworks evoke mixed feelings across society. Part of the population welcomes fireworks as extraordinary entertainment, whereas another part perceives such entertainment rather negatively, for various individual reasons. This article originated from the current need to assess the harmfulness of fireworks to wild birds from the perspective of their biology and the need to place specific cases within the legislative framework of Act No. 114/1992 Coll., on Nature and Landscape Protection (“ANLP”), as amended.
We are currently observing changes in the landscape at an unprecedented rate. We do not have in mind here the often mentioned impacts of climate change, but particularly the consequences of changes in land use by man. A century ago, when a third of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic still made a living from agriculture and forestry and the average farm size did not even exceed 5 hectares (Kučera 1994), the landscape was in many ways exploited more intensively, but at the same time in a much more mosaic way. At present, only a tenth of them participate in land management, while industrialised farming takes place in large, consolidated areas and the management of economically marginal areas and traditional, more labour-intensive forms of farming have been abandoned.
Pešout P., Hůlková J. & Tomášková L.: Ten Years of Payments for Compensation for Complication in Agr
In 2004, an amendment to Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection introduced payments for compensation for complication in agricultural, forest or fishpond management caused by nature conservation measures.
Havelková S. & Zatloukal P.: Civil Society Organizations Dissolving and Citizens Participation in Na
On January 1, 2014, the new Civil Code and other related acts will come into force in the Czech Republic.
The article deals with legal nature conservation and landscape protection provisions in Specially Protected Areas (SPAs) related to hunting and fishing rights.
The decree on the protection of woody plants and on issuing permits for cutting them down had been issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (MoE CR) in late June 2013.
Šedina P.: Delisting of the Great Cormorant from the Specially Protected Species List in the Czech R
The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) has been still explicitly specified among wildlife species in Article 3, letter c) of Act No. 115/2000 Gazette on Providing Compensation for Damages Caused by Selected Specially Protected Animals, as amended later.
Šedina P. & Bejček P.: On the Entry and Access of Vehicles to Specially Protected Areas in the Czech
In the Czech Republic, a possibility to enter into the landscape has been traditional. Freedom of movement and residence is guaranteed by the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, but it can be restricted by a law because of nature conservation reasons for that.
Havelková S.: Prejudiction of Civil Servants When Making Decisions Related to Municipalitys Interest
Within the current State/Public Administration in the Czech Republic, territorial self-governing unit authorities make decisions as the State/Public authorities also in issues related to these entities, i.e. municipalities and regions.
Dostálová K. & Bejček P.: Amendments to the Building Code Related to Nature Conservation and Landsca
On January 1, 2013, Act No. 350/2012 Gazette, the so-called great amendment to the Building Code shall enter into force.