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WCC 2016 Res 034 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
East Europe, North and Central Asia
Czech Republic
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Commissions: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Hnuti Duha
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingDiscussion between WCPA RVC and WCPA members in Czech republic in Septmeber 2016 on the implementation of the IUCN standards for category II „national parks“ in Prague. It was agreed that activities will be coordinated again when the new management plan will b eunder preparation and in phase of approval.On-going
Policy influencing/advocacySeveral meetings between the representatives of the Czech Ministry for Environment and WCPA Global and RVC Eurpe Chair and IUCN GPAP director took place after the WCC, aiming at explanation of the IUCN PA standards. In April 2017, the Czech Parliament approved the new rules for Czech national parks, which was proposed by the Ministry of Environment as a part of broader Nature and Landscape Protection Act: https://www.zakonyprolidi.cz/cs/1992-114#cast3. This new law states for the first time that national parks should primarily protect basically undisturbed natural processes on more than one half of their area as its long term goal. The main task for the Šumava NP now is the preparation of new zonation and management plan according to the new rules in the act. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The amendment of the Nature Conservation Act was approved by the Parliament and signed by the President.
The amendment improved NP protection newly declaring that at least half of the NP has to be left to natural processes.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Lack of understanding of the IUCN standards and criteria. Communication with responsible persons in the Ministry was accelerated.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyExpert support will be provided by the IUCN WCPA in the process of adoption of the Management plan for Sumava NP.