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Kozmice Bird Meadows from a new observation platform

20.08.2015 The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) has presented to the public a new observation platform, which stands seven metres tall, within the unique landscape of the Kozmice Bird Meadows. This attractive hiking destination lies between Ostrava and Opava, and is already the eleventh site in Moravia-Silesia that has been unlocked for casual visitors thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.

New seven-meter observation post in a unique area of bird bow Kozmické ptačí louky

17.08.2015 Come with us to inaugurate a new seven-meter observation post with seven information panels in the territory of the bird bow Kozmické ptačí louky between Ostrava and Opava. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday August 20 at 11:00 on GPS 49.90332222N; 18.1360383E!

70th nature trail Choryně Sentinel opened to public

25.07.2015 The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) and its general partner NET4GAS have together made what is already the seventieth valuable natural site accessible to the general public within the framework of the Closer to Nature programme – a site known as "Choryně Sentinel" in the vicinity of Vsetín – by creating an educational trail and installing a bird-watching platform. This is already the tenth site within the programme in the Zlín Region.

Say Hello to summer recess on June 30th at the newly refurbished ČSOP trail Vesec Valley

25.06.2015 On June 30th, the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) will present the general public with the all-new Vesec Valley educational trail near Liberec, which it has completely refurbished within the context of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature program. A new boardwalk and several footbridges mean that the trail is again safe for everyone. In addition, the trail now prides itself on having new information panels fitted with QR codes. As a part of the opening ceremony of the trail, the public can look forward to a varied program of activities for children and adults alike.

A new educational trail installed on Hády Hill above Brno!

09.11.2014 A new two-kilometre circular trail with eight stations leads visitors through the backdrop of former limestone quarries and their immediate surroundings. It presents the southern slope of Hády Hill as a precious pearl of nature, abundant in protected plant and animal species and with an intriguing story to tell. It is rounded off by a fascinating panoramic view of Brno and Southern Moravia. The trail was built by the local chapter of ČSOP with the friendly support of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.

Invitation for Sunday: New nature trail in Brno

03.11.2014 On Sunday November 9, a new nature trail "Hady quarries and their environs" built by local organization of ČSOP Hády will be opened to public. Come with us on a commented trip accompanied by llamas alpaca, take part in a contest and win binoculars and other prizes. A pumpkin fest will follow.

New trail "Through landscape of floods" opened

09.10.2014 The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) has opened a new educational trail to the general public - already the tenth of its kind in the Moravian-Silesian Region, thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme. The trail is 4.5 km long and leads through the protected landscape area of (CHKO) Poodří / Oder Valley. It presents the floodplains of the Oder River, known for, among other things, their role in protecting the greater Ostrava area from floods. The interactive trail, fittingly named "Through landscape of floods", familiarises visitors with this issue and with other interesting facts at nine stations along the course of the Oder between Jeseník nad Odrou, Bernartice, and Suchdol. The opening ceremony was attended by the governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Miroslav Novák.

New interactive trail near Mladá Boleslav opens to public

27.09.2014 On Saturday 27 September, the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) opened a new educational trail leading through the Chlum nature preserve near Mladá Boleslav, which was built with the support of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme. The site is invaluable, both archaeologically and from the perspective of biology and ecology. Visitors can look forward to a seven-kilometre circuit with 10 new info panels, including interactive elements and QR codes for smartphone users.

Invitation to new trail "Chlum"

22.09.2014 Let us invite you for the official opening of a new trail combining nature sience and local archeology highlights "Chlum" in Nepřevázka (Mladá Boleslav district) at the restaurant "Na Statku" on September 27, 2014 at 11 am. It is the 66th location opened to public within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme with Czech Union for Nature Conservation.

Nature Conservationists Save Tree Avenue near Buchlovice

11.09.2014 With the support of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, the members of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) have breathed new life into the Avenue beneath the Hořínkova Cabin. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of local nature-lovers, this old road, lined with maple trees, could be saved, and visitors can learn more about it from a new information panel, or sit and relax in the comfortable new rest area along the trail to Buchlov Castle.

NET4GAS becomes general partner of national life-science contests

04.09.2014 NET4GAS has become the general partner of the national life-science contests Golden Leaf and Environmental Olympics for their upcoming 2014/2015 season.

Invitation: rescued historic alley near Buchlovice

03.09.2014 Let us kindly invite you for the opening event of a new location within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, carried out by ZO ČSOP Buchlovice, taking place on Sept. 11, 2014. Thanks to the enthusiasm of local people, the historic maple alley was rescued. Visitors can find out more from the newly built information board or have a rest on the new seating place on the way to the Buchlov castle.

New fun trail for children and parents in Zásmuky near Kolín

25.06.2014 In the last week of school, the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) presented the general public with a new educational trail near Kolín, named "Zásmucká Bažantnice" (i.e. the Zásmuky Pheasantry). The two-kilometer circular track around the local game preserve offers five stations, a seating and resting area, and interactive features for children. The trail was created courtesy of the NET4GAS Closer To Nature program, with the support of the town of Zásmuky. "Šestka" (The Six), the Young Conservationists section within the ČSOP, contributed significantly to making the trail a reality.

The secret Lušová Valley shelters rare species

23.06.2014 The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) has a new destination for the public to enjoy excursions and walks in. An information board presents locations in the Moravian Wallachian countryside where orchids grow in the spring and rare butterflies appear in the summer. The NET4GAS Closer to Nature program has also introduced a place to sit by the well at the site. Lušová Valley is located 19 km from Vsetín and can be visited at any time of the year.

Mysterious Fort or Where did Princess Libuše give her prophecy?

23.05.2014 The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (CSOP) has come up with a fresh way of presenting people with a landscape as it takes on new life after having been mined for coal, and familiarizing them with its history as a major archeological site. A new educational trail built at Libušín near Kladno aims to show visitors that a 'fortified settlement' need not translate into a pile of rocks with boring labels that are only of interest to professional historians.