International experts protest against new bill on Šumava

Several dozens international experts have approached the Czech environment minister, Tomáš Chalupa, over a controversial bill on the Šumava National Park, the news website reported on Monday. The signatories of the letter, which include heads of national parts in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, as well as university professors and other experts from Germany, Poland, Portugal, and other countries, warn against the planned removal of the strictest level of protection from some of the core parts of the Šumava National Park. The letter had reportedly arrived at the ministry at the end of last year. The bill has also come under criticism from Czech wildlife experts

Author: Jan Richter