Geografie 1996, 101, 180-189

Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection in the Czech Republic

Martin Čihař

Institut for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Benátská 2, 128 01 Praha 2, Czechia

The article deals with the historical aspects and current trends in nature conservation and landscape protection in the Czech Republic. The internal structure of this branch is described as are some societal and economic contexts. The legal framework of environmental protection and basic legal terms are mentioned. The current trends are shown on four sub-branches: protection of species, protection of dispersed greenery, regional protection, and geological protection. The analysis of concrete data allows to judge the state environmental policy and its negative and positive impacts on the nature conservation and landscape protection.