Minister Brabec had a meeting with the Bavarian State Minister of the Environment, Ulrike Scharf and the Bavarian Minister of Agriculture, Helmut Brunner

Minister Brabec had a meeting with the Bavarian State Minister of the Environment, Ulrike Scharf and the Bavarian Minister of Agriculture, Helmut Brunner

The main topic of the talks between Minister Richard Brabec and Minister Ulrike Scharf was the Šumava National Park in connection with the newly amended Act on Nature and Landscape Protection as well as the prospects of caring for this national park in the future.

The discussion also focused on other common themes, such as the protection of species and returning animals to their natural habitat. Some of these species, such as the Grey Wolf can cause economic damage, and therefore it is important for the two countries to exchange their experiences. More details relating to this topic will be looked into at the upcoming meeting of the Bavarian, Saxon and Czech nature protection experts.

Both delegations praised the very successful project collaboration of the Šumava NP and Bayerischer Wald NP, including projects in the areas of biodiversity, reclamation and electro-mobility. The Bavarian Minister also spoke about the preparation of a photography exhibition focusing on the topic of the Šumava NP, which will open in the autumn in the Contact Office of the Land of Bavaria in Prague and during the Weeks of Friendship planned for 2023 in Selb.

Minister Brabec and Helmut Brunner, the Bavarian Minister of Agriculture and Forestry talked about the potential for future cooperation along the national border. Joint projects contribute to nature protection and the development of environmentally friendly tourism in the region. At the same time the Czech side provided information about upcoming steps concerning the Šumava National Park and the amendments to the Act on Nature and Landscape Protection that might be of interest to Bavaria. In addition, both Ministers spoke highly about the fruitful cooperation between the Šumava NP and Bayerischer Wald NP.

For more information
Jana Taušová
Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of the Environment
Tel.: +420 267 122 944 nebo +420 739 242 379
E-mail: tiskove@mzp.cz