Wildlife protection on paper only


The Czech Republic is among the states that failed to fulfil the EU’s pledge to stop the decline in biological diversity by 2010, Czech ornithologist Lukas Viktora said on Friday in reaction to a report issued by BirdLife International ahead of a world conference on biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan. The report states that wildlife species are still dying out and wildlife habitats continue to shrink due to intensive farming, the construction of new motorways, giant storing facilities, energy industry and the development of cities. The Czech Ornithological Society has criticized the fact that while 41 protected bird areas have been established in the Czech Republic, protection in them is not always effective, and many measures remain only on paper.