Study finds Šumava National Park contains great deal of unexploded ordnance

According to a new study, thousands of pieces of unexploded ordnance is scattered across hundreds of hectares in the Šumava National Park, its director Jiří Mánek told the Czech News Agency. The ammunition dates from the period prior to 1989 when the Czechoslovak Army used the area for exercises. Mr. Mánek said there were plans to reclaim the area with a view to introducing bison to the national park in the future.

Author: Jan Richter