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BRs in the Czech Republic

The first biosphere reserves started to emerge in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1970's.
There are six BRs in the Czech Republic today, which of five are managed by governmental nature conservation authorities and share the total area with some of the specially protected area category (Protected Landscape Area - PLA, National Park -NP) and only one is managed by stakeholder and community based NGO and its area is not identical to any protected nature conservation area.

BR name TřeboňskoKřivoklátskoŠumava
Established 1977 1977 1990
Area (km2) 700 628 1671
Management Třeboňsko PLA Authority Křivoklátsko PLA Authority Šumava PLA and NP Authority
Contact www.trebonsko.nature.cz www.krivoklatsko.nature.cz www.npsumava.cz
BR name KrkonošeBílé KarpatyDolní Morava
Established 1992 1996 2003
Area (km2) 548 715 354
Management Krkonoše NP Authority Bílé Karpaty PLA Authority Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve, public benefit company
Contact www.krnap.cz brkk.krkonose.cz www.bilekarpaty.cz www.dolnimorava.org

The Czech National MaB Committee, established by the Czech Academy of Sciences, is reponsible for The MAB Program and the biosphere reserves in the Czech Republic.