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Ecologically Important Area

An ecologically important area is an area of a habitat type, part of a habitat type or a bigger ecosystem unit, which significantly contributes in the preservation of biodiversity.

These areas are:

  1. Habitat types which are biotical exceptionally diverse or well-preserved; an area with the habitats of endangered or endemic plant and animal species and a habitat of those species which are internationally important regarding the classification of ratified international conventions;
  2. Areas which significantly contribute to conservation of natural balance and they are distributed in a biogeographically balanced way in relation to other similar ones;
  3. Habitats of internationally protected species;
  4. Migratory ways of animals;
  5. Areas, which fundamentally contribute to genetic interconnection of plant and animal populations.

Source: Nature Conservation Act (32. article)