Monday, 10 January 2011

Nature Protection of UNESCO - Biosphere Reserve Lower Morava

Czech Post issued the miniature sheet that comprised of 5 stamps depicted flora fauna ( bird, butterfly, flower, reptile etc) with background of beautiful landscape, Biosphere Reserve Lower Morava on September 1, 2010.
In 2003 the Committee of the International Coordination Council of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme in Paris approved the extension of the Pálava Biosphere Reserve (designated in 1986) to include the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape and the floodplain forests at the confluence of the Morava and Dyje rivers. The newly designated area, covering over 300km2, was renamed the Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve.

The reserve encompasses a unique combination of limestone cliffs of the Pálava Hills, the rare Central European lowland floodplains along the lower reaches of the Kyjovka, Dyje and Morava rivers and the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape.
The Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve encompasses a number of areas of national as well as international importance, such as the area of the European system Natura 2000, including a number of protected areas, most particularly the Protected Landscape Area Pálava, the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, the wetlands registered under the Ramsar Treaty, a couple of nature parks (Niva-Dyje and the Mikulčice Floodplain), the Protected Natural Water Accumulation Area - Quaternary Sediments of the Morava River.

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