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White Carpathians - Protected Areas


This small-scale protected area was designated mainly for the protection of one particular rare plant, the Black False Hellebore (Veratrum nigrum).

However, the Black False Hellebore is just one of a great variety of plants which grow on these species-rich meadows. During the time of the socialist agriculture, the high diversity of species here (just like in many other places in the White Carpathians) was threatened by overuse of fertilizers and additional sowing in of commercial grass mixtures. The designation of the sites as protected areas and the nature conservation measures applied have helped restore some of the original diversity of the sites.

Type of protected area under CZ national legislation: National Nature Monument

Management history: Intensive use of mineral fertilizers and use of commercial grass mixtures in the 1980s. Nature conservation efforts aim at helping keep and improve the grass communities with rare species including a Purple Milk-vetch (Astragalus danicus), the Martagon Lily (Lilium martagon), Greater Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla grandis), Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula), and Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea).

Managed by: the state, through Bile Karpaty (White Carpathians) Protected Landscape Area Administration

Practical site management: state financed, conducted by local farmers (sub-contracted)

GPS position

N 48° 54.016', E 17° 33.330'



Vzdělávací a informační středisko Bílé Karpaty, o.p.s.
Marie Petrů
Bartolomějské náměstí 47, 698 01 Veselí nad Moravou
Tel.:518 322 545