Czechia to create new protected landscape area in south Moravia

A new protected landscape area, Soutok na Břeclavsku, will be created in Czechia at the site of the confluence of the Morava and Dyje rivers, the Ministry of the Environment together with the regional South Moravian government revealed in a press release on Monday. The area, also known as the Moravian Amazon, contains the largest complex of alluvial forests in Central Europe. Conservationists have been calling for greater protection of the floodplain forests in the locality for decades.

The government pledged that Soutok will eventually be declared a national park, with the designation as a protected landscape area being the first step. There are currently 26 protected landscape areas in the Czech Republic.

Author: Anna Fodor