Šumava National Park laying off employees

The Šumava National Park is laying off employees after getting lower funding from the Environment Ministry. The park’s management said it had been forced to sack thirty people in order to be able to operate on a reduced budget next year. Due to austerity measures the ministry has slashed 11 million crowns from its budget, bringing the overall sum down to 319 million crowns in 2013. The National Park said it would be effecting other cost costing measures such as selling 25 percent of its car-park.