Plan outlines future of Šumava National Park
The most protected area of the country’s Šumava National Park, where only nature is allowed to reign, will double next year from 12.9 percent to 26 percent under a new management plan. The plan was put together by forestry, farming, and science specialists as well as NGOs and representatives of the Environment Ministry, and will be valid for the next 15 years once officially approved. The news was released by the spokesman for Šumava National Park, Pavel Pechoušek. In addition to protecting key areas, the park’s management will put new emphasis on education, creating five new educational trails by 2020. The park will also see three new trails for visitors on horseback.