Basic Information

State institutions in nature protection

According to the Act on Nature and Landscape Protection, state administration of nature protection is to be carried out by the Ministry of the Environment, the Czech Environmental Inspectorate, national park and protected landscape area administrations and in addition to these specialised bodies, administration of nature protection is also carried out by regional authorities and the three types of municipality which occur in the Czech Republic (municipal authorities, authorized municipal authorities and municipal authorities of municipalities with extended competence). The Ministry of Defence and Authorities of Military Domains also have obligations to protect nature in military domains and other lands which serve for the defence of the state.