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Welcome to CHKO Jeseníky

Bělá pod Pradědem

We have developed a new information system providing information on wildlife of the Jeseníky Mountains. You can download it directly to your mobile phone at interesting places.

The Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area of Jeseníky (“PLA Jeseníky”) covering an area of 744 km2 was designated in 1969. It protects natural treasures and preserved countryside of the Jeseníky Mountains. The Alpine deforested area, mountain spruce forests, preserved beech wood, raised peat bogs and meadows at the foothills are the natural treasures of the Jeseníky Mountains. There are habitats of a number of rare plant and animal species in these biotopes.

Bělá pod Pradědem is located in the fold of Jesenice surrounded by mountains. The Šerák-Keprník NNR is not far from here. It is the oldest nature reserve in Moravia and it was designated as a nature reserve at the former estates of the Lichtenstein family already in 1903. The nature reserve is interesting mainly due to a number of preserved rock and soil formations that were created by the effects of the rough climate of the Ice Age. The remains of the mountain mixed forest are conserved in the Sněžná Kotlina Nature Reserve. Huge amounts of snow are stored here during winter and the vegetation cover, soil surface and bedrock are mechanically disturbed by snow shifting and creeping, which maintains the lowered upper forest frontier. Lots of ferns grow here.

Nature protection

The areas of the PLA Jeseníky that are scientifically rarest and of the highest interest for tourists are conserved in the national nature reserves (NNR) of Praděd, Rejvíz, Šerák-Keprník and Skřítek Bog and in 24 other nature reserves and natural monuments.

Useful information

The Administration of the Jeseníky PLA having its seat in Jeseník cares for the nature of the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area.

GPS position

N 50° 10.824', E 17° 11.965'



Mgr.Kateřina Kočí