Category: Environment

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Prague 6 district council (TOP 09/KDU-CSL/ODS/STAN) under fire after spending 3.6 million crowns on new public toilet; “one-cabin WC with baby-changing table” will serve playground on Anastazova street in Brevnov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague 6 district council (TOP 09/KDU-CSL/ODS/STAN) under fire after spending 3.6 million crowns on new public toilet; “one-cabin WC with baby-changing table” will serve playground on Anastazova street in Brevnov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Mystery artist attaching giant clogs to trees in the Moravian-Silesian Region’s environmentally protected CHKO Jeseniky area; park officials use Facebook to ask him/her to collect the ones they’ve removed; if caught in the act, perpetrator faces 10,000-crown fine (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery artist attaching giant clogs to trees in the Moravian-Silesian Region’s environmentally protected CHKO Jeseniky area; park officials use Facebook to ask him/her to collect the ones they’ve removed; if caught in the act, perpetrator faces 10,000-crown fine (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Property developer Trigema reveals plans to build “sinking ship” skyscraper near Nove Butovice metro station, Prague 5-Stodulky; unusual design is work of artist David Cerny and architect Tomas Cisar, and would be Czech Republic’s tallest building (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Property developer Trigema reveals plans to build “sinking ship” skyscraper near Nove Butovice metro station, Prague 5-Stodulky; unusual design is work of artist David Cerny and architect Tomas Cisar, and would be Czech Republic’s tallest building (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Cops from Pribram, Central Bohemia, using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to stop people camping illegally in environmentally protected CHKO Brdy area (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Cops from Pribram, Central Bohemia, using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to stop people camping illegally in environmentally protected CHKO Brdy area (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Luxury yacht owned by millionaire Czech businessman Josef Jeres causes fury in Croatia after allegedly dumping sewage off coast of island of Vis, part of a UNESCO-recognized geopark (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Luxury yacht owned by millionaire Czech businessman Josef Jeres causes fury in Croatia after allegedly dumping sewage off coast of island of Vis, part of a UNESCO-recognized geopark (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Wild adder/viper attacks becoming more frequent; experts think number of Czech snakebite incidents could be double that of 2018, when 23 people were bitten; adders most common in wooded hilly areas (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Wild adder/viper attacks becoming more frequent; experts think number of Czech snakebite incidents could be double that of 2018, when 23 people were bitten; adders most common in wooded hilly areas (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Prague 6-Vokovice’s Spitfire-shaped grass memorial to World War II fighter pilot Frantisek Fajtl is overgrown and partly dried out, less than two years after official unveiling; cost of project: 900,000 Kc (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague 6-Vokovice’s Spitfire-shaped grass memorial to World War II fighter pilot Frantisek Fajtl is overgrown and partly dried out, less than two years after official unveiling; cost of project: 900,000 Kc (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Update: Swimming banned at Prague 10’s Hostivar reservoir due to high levels of cyanobacteria; city’s environmental health authority (HSHMP) also advises against swimming in Dzban reservoir, Prague 6-Vokovice (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: Swimming banned at Prague 10’s Hostivar reservoir due to high levels of cyanobacteria; city’s environmental health authority (HSHMP) also advises against swimming in Dzban reservoir, Prague 6-Vokovice (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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