Study reveals Czechs waste far more food than they think
A study by scientists from Brno’s Mendel University has revealed that Czechs waste far more food than previously thought.
Koněprusy Caves – home to stalactites, bats and counterfeiters
The Koněprusy Caves are the largest in Bohemia, and replete with striking stalagmites, stalactites, domed chambers, mineral curtains and other unique attractions.
Illegally dumped waste leaves 40-km stretch of Bečva River effectively “dead”
The river Bečva, in Moravia, was contaminated by cyanide several days ago in what has been decribed as the worst environmental disaster in over a decade.
Podyjí – the best preserved river valley in the Czech Republic
The Podyjí National Park in Moravia offers beautiful views of the meanders of the river Dyje as well as unique animals and plants.
Joint Czech-Slovak project seeks to understand return of wildcats
The wildcat was thought to have disappeared from the Czech lands. However, it has been spotted again in recent years on the Czech-Slovak border.
Former mine in North Bohemia filled to create country’s largest pit lake
A new water reservoir created by filling a former brown coal mine has officially opened in North Bohemia, near the town of Most.
New research shows world’s deepest cave in Moravia is even deeper
A team of geologists from the Czech Academy of Sciences say the world’s deepest cave – Hranice Abyss in Moravia – is twice as deep as previously measured.
Milešovka – Bohemia’s “Thunder mountain”
The Queen of the central Bohemian mountains, which the Germans call Donnersberg – “Thunder Mountain” – the stormiest site in the Czech Republic, offers stunning views.
Cross border project aims to restore wetlands in Šumava and Bavarian Forest
A conservation project aiming to restore some 2,000 hectares of degraded moors and wetlands is currently underway in the Šumava mountains in southern Bohemia.
Vltava River meander near Solenice
Some 70 kilometres south of Prague, near the town of Příbram, the Vltava River creates one of its most beautiful meanders, called the Solenice Horseshoe.
Plzeň zoo joins international efforts to save maneless zebra
The zoo in Pilsen has recently launched a breeding programme of the critically endangered maneless zebra.
Soos Nature Reserve – a journey into the Quaternary
A vast peat bog with numerous mineral springs, dubbed the Czech Yellowstone, is home to a vast number of protected animal species as well as wetland and halophytes.
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