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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.

Efforts continue to save rare species at Načeratice Hill

19.05.2014 For three years now, the Beleco interest group has been working on the project “Nature In Green – Management of Sites of Community Importance Affected by Military Activities” on the territory of a one-time tank training area, Načeratický kopec (Načeratice Hill), not far from Znojmo.

New localities in Moravia

24.10.2013 We have opened two new nature spots in Moravia: a bird-watch near Šumperk and a path to sulphurous springs in Zádveřicr-Raková.

St. John’s Rapids Trail Reopens after Comprehensive Restoration!

15.10.2013 The St. John’s Rapids educational trail, once a popular hike not far from Prague, has been resurrected after years of neglect. The completely restored trail was opened to the public on October 15.

New trail leads through jungled alluvial forest

31.08.2013 The new Pňovský luh educational trail was opened to the general public in a festive ceremony on the last Saturday in August. The site can be found near Poděbrady, and, together with the adjacent forests of Veltrubský luh and Libický luh, they form the largest and best-preserved complex of alluvial forests in the Czech Republic. The hiking trail has been enhanced with interactive elements for children, and thus speaks to visitors both great and small.

Umíř lures for romantic bivouac

17.08.2013 Nature lovers and those with a penchant for abandoned places exuding a mysterious atmosphere may put a new item on their bucket list: a new, out-of-the-ordinary educational trail was opened to the public on August 17. Located in a “ghost town” on the border between the administrative regions of Pilsen and Karlovy Vary, it is supplemented by a bivouac shelter, which allows visitors to spend the night before resuming their hike the next day on the trail through the beautiful scenery of the Manětín Hills Nature Reserve.

Cínovec Peat Bogs Return to their Original State

23.07.2013 The DAPHNE Czech Republic Association successfully completed the final phase of the project for the Revitalization of Peat Bogs in the Ore Mountains. As a result of the NET4GAS programme Closer to Nature, the Cínovec vicinity remains an area with the occurrence of a number of other rare species and habitats.