World Wetlands Day 2005 -- Czech Republic

24/02/2005

Czech Republic names 11th Ramsar site for WWD

I would like to inform the Secretariat of Ramsar Convention that the Czech Republic celebrated on February 3 World Wetlands Day with declaration its eleventh Ramsar site - Punkva subterranean stream. The ceremony took place in Sloup, a small village in Moravsky kras Protected Landscape Area. Minister of the Environment Libor Ambrozek gave a certificate of Punkva Subterranean stream to the hands of Dr. Leos Stefka, a head of PLA. The ceremonial was attended by representatives of Ministry of the Environment, Czech Ramsar Committee, Nature Conservation Authority, Protected Landscape Area Authorities, South Moravian regional authorities, shakeholders, mayors of villages and regional TV . The ceremonial also included an excursion to Sloupsko-sosuvske caves. Some reportages from this declaration were in the news at regional TV.

The Administration of LPA published on this occasion a small nice poster concerning this new Ramsar site. The poster is in disposal in the Czech-English version. (I am going to send you some copies immediately).

Sincerely
Libuse Vlasakova

(from left) Dr. Leos Stefka, a head of Moravsky kras LPA, minister Libor Ambrozek, Mr. Jan Mikolasek, mayor of village Sloup, and Dr. Petr Roth, a head of the Czech Ramsar Committee

Minister Libor Ambrozek gives a Certificate of Punkva Subterranean stream to Dr. Leos Stefka (the sitting man is Mr. Petr Dolejsky, a director of the Nature Conservation Authority).
Photos were made by Mr. Ivan Balak from Moravsky kras LPA.

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