The Ministry of the Environment was established on 19th December 1989 under the Act of the Czech National Council No. 173/1989 Coll., effective as of 1st January 1990, as a central state administration authority and the supreme supervisory body in environmental affairs. The MŽP is the central state administration for:
To safeguard the inspecting activities of the Czech Government, the Ministry of the Environment coordinates the procedure of all ministries and other central state administration authorities of the Czech Republic in environmental matters.
The Ministry of the Environment has 9 regional offices which carry out the state administration of nature protection in their given areas.
MŽP webpages: www.mzp.cz