Protected Landscape Areas

Act no. 114/1992 Coll. on Nature and Landscape Protection defines protected landscape areas as extensive territories having a harmoniously formed landscape, a characteristically developed relief, a significant share of natural ecosystems of forest and permanent grasslands, with abundant wood species, or with preserved monuments of historical settlement. The management of such territories must be carried out according to the zones of graded protection, so as to preserve and improve the natural conditions preserve and create the optimum ecological functions of these territories. Recreational use shall be admissible, provided that it does not damage the natural values of the protected landscape area. There are 25 protected landscape areas in the Czech Republic at present, covering 13.78% of the country’s surface area.