Zoology programmes

...Another special activity for the visiting public.

Šumava National Park is home to several large European mammals, such as lynx, red deer, and elk, as well as many endangered bird species (capercaillie, three-toed woodpecker, black stork, and black grouse).

Learning about their living habits is very important for all of us.

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Dokončené projekty - Stanice pro handicapovaná zvířata Klášterec Dokončené projekty - Pozorovací místa - sruby
Dokončené projekty - Rybí líheň Dokončené projekty - Soví voliéry
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Visitor and interpretation centres

 

have been missing in the long term as places to feature the native species of Šumava including those that once became extinct in the region. The standard choice of conservation activities would not be complete without such facilities. The attractions of Šumava National Park are not the same throughout the territory. If visitor and interpretation centres are located thoughtfully, they may increases the attractiveness of specific sites while dispersing any heavily concentrated burden on other sites.

Sites were shortlisted after they underwent a very thorough selection process, taking into account a considerable number of essential aspects (land ownership, presence of utilities, sufficient water resources, habitat suitability for each species, topography, links to local infrastructure and transportation services, zoning, etc.). Stage 1 allowed for the precise definition of the needs of the areas of interest and for the completion of projects that properly addressed the appropriate placement of each structure in terms of topography.

The development of the Srní and Kvilda visitor and interpretation centres started in 2014. The Kvilda Visitor Centre was opened in August 2015.

Srní tel.: +420 731 530 267, Kvilda tel.: +420 731 530 341


Wildlife rescue centre

was another feature that was largely lacking throughout Šumava National Park, with the Kašperské Hory centre, with which the Šumava National Park Administration has had a long cooperation, being the only exception. The facility in Kašperské Hory, however, is not incorporated into the nationwide network of wildlife rescue centres and is based around volunteer activities.

Contact details
Borová Lada, tel.: +420 388 434 125, Rokyta tel.: +420 376 599 009, Stožec tel.: +420 388 335 014

 

Places to watch wildlife

are the third activity. Just to enable watching wild animals requires grounds that eliminate free entry into the animals' resting sites while providing regular visitors with a greater certainty of encountering animals, which in this case is mostly red deer.

Contact details
tel.: +420 731 530 223, +420 731 530 325
 

Owl aviaries

are the third activity. Just to enable watching wild animals requires grounds that eliminate free entry into the animals' resting sites while providing regular visitors with a greater certainty of encountering animals, which in this case is mostly red deer.

Contact details
tel.: +420 731 530 228, +420 731 530 516
 

Fish hatchery 

Based in Borová Lada, the primary activities of the fish hatchery are maintaining and breeding fish species that are native to and desirable for Šumava ecosystems.
This ensures that the fish communities are kept balanced in terms of species and age.
 

The purpose of all the projects within the zoology programme is to build new targets of interest for professionals and the general public. The projects address dedicated environmental education specialised in wildlife and fish and their existence in human-influenced landscapes. At the same time, some projects present the matter of potential energy savings and uses of renewable energy associated with the technical design and amenities of buildings.

 


 


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