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Special mission for King Kong

15-12-2005 14:08 | Daniela Lazarová

Lynx Probably the most exotic inhabitant of the Czech Republic's deep pine forests is fighting a losing battle for survival. The Czech lynx is a frequent target of illegal hunters, and despite heightened efforts to protect the breed, its numbers have dwindled to several dozen specimens. Environmentalists have now come up with a surprising plan that should help to save not only the lynx, but also bears and wolves living in the mountain regions. They are relying on King Kong to help them out.   More

A very special Christmas gift: a primeval forest certificate

08-12-2005 14:23 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Nový prales With Christmas just around the corner, people are taking the shops by storm looking for just the right gift to please someone. Billions of crowns are being spent on electronic appliances, jewellery, toys and cosmetics. Environmentalists have now come forward with an alternative suggestion - why not spend a little on Nature - and wrap up a primeval forest certificate as a special Xmas gift?   More

The Bohemian Paradise

16-11-2005 16:42 | Dita Asiedu

Český Ráj, photo: Štěpánka Budková Today we travel to eastern Bohemia where I visited one of the country's regions that's true to its name - Cesky Raj, which translates as Bohemian Paradise. It's an area that encompasses sandstone rock formations that somewhat remind us of Stonehenge or miniature Grand Canyons, fairy tale hills that hide precious stones, romantic castles and chateaux with a colourful history, and picturesque folk architecture - to name just a few of the region's attractions. It is not hard to see why the Bohemian Paradise was given the honour of being labelled a UNESCO Geopark last month - there are only twenty others in Europe and eight in China.  More

Magazine

29-10-2005 | Daniela Lazarová

Yew tree - the tree of the year 2005 He's no diplomat but he has survived nine foreign ministers: meet the Czech Foreign Ministry's 50 year old mascot Pepik. Corruption is a serious problem, but it's giving Czechs a lot of laughs. And, an earthquake rattles window panes in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More

Czech Republic getting greener as forest area increases by thousands of hectares every year

16-08-2005 14:30 | Dita Asiedu

The Czech national anthem describes the Czech Republic as paradise on earth, boasting waters murmuring through its meadows and forests rustling over rocky hills. Well, it looks like the country is delivering on its promises - in just forty years the area covered by forests has increased by 50,000 hectares.   More

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