B3.3 NATURE CONSERVATION AND LANDSCAPE PROTECTION
The Department of the Environment of the Prague City Hall, within the agenda established by the Act No. 114/1992 Code, on nature conservation and landscape protection, as amended, implements measures for nature conservation and landscape protection and significant events as follows:
On the Prague territory legal protection of 90 small-area protected areas,
which are declared as nature monument or nature reserve, was provided as
at 31 December 2009. These are a wide spectrum of areas from geological and palaeontology localities through botanical, zoological, and entomological ones, to forest localities with total area of over 2,200 hectares (approx. 4.4% of the city total area). In 2009 the Nature Monument of Spring Area of Blatovský Creek was newly declared on 1 October 2009.
- Within the system of Natura 2000 there are 12 localities of European importance approved on the City territory (a part of the AEI Břežanské Valley is located on the territory of the Central Bohemia Region) by orders of the Government of the Czech Republic as at 31 December 2009. In 2009 the localities were added as follows: Chuchle Grooves, Havránka and Salabka, Vltava River Canyon near Sedlec, and Prokopské Valley (valid since 3 November 2009).
- There are 11 nature parks established on the City territory. (Note: The Council of the Capital City of Prague adopted a ordinance of the Capital City of Prague establishing the twelfth nature park of Smetanka. This ordinance became effective on 1 January 2010.)
- Simultaneously 25 important landmarks, as landscape segments of natural value were registered as at 31 December 2009. In 2009 there was one new important landmark – waterlogged meadows downstream Jordánek Lake registered (effective as at 16 September 2009). The subject of protection there is waterlogged meadows with occurrence of plants of special protection.
- As at 31 December 2009 there were 190 trees protected as memorial trees. (Memorial trees are declared as individual specimen, groups, or alleys.) Furthermore, there were 19 memorial trees declared in the course of 2009. During the year 14 memorial trees were professionally treated. The marking of memorial trees was checked and repaired, or new marks were installed at newly declared trees, or if they were damaged, destroyed, or stolen. In 2009 all memorial trees were checked and their dimensions assured.
Fig. B3.3.1 Nature conservation and landscape protection, 2009
Source: OOP MHMP, ÚRM