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White Carpathians - Protected Areas


This small-scale protected area was designated for the conservation of a flower meadow with several spring areas and fens on the north-west slope of the Kralovec hill near the town of Valasske Klobouky.

The undulating terrain of Javoruvky, just like that of many other sites all over the White Carpathians, is the result of landslips, which frequently occur on flysch bedrock. After some really heave rainfall or meltdown in the spring, the top layer of soil sometimes slips downhill, creating small moulds and small, wet hollows. This diversification of the terrain influences the diversity of living conditions – and through that also the diversity of plant and animal life.


The dry moulds are favoured not only by common species, such as the Meadow Clary (Salvia pratensis) and Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), but also by rare species like the Branched St Bernard's Lily (Anthericum ramosum). In the small wetlands the common sedges and the Marsh Horsetail (Equisetum palustre) grow side by side with threatened species like the Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris).

Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris)

Type of protected area under CZ national legislation: Nature Reserve

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 49° 8.140', E 18° 1.800'



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