Brno, Sep 18 (BD) – An agricultural firm from Blansko was fined CZK 50,000 by the Protected Landscape Area Administration for using chemicals in the protected area of the Moravian Karst. The company’s appeal was rejected by the Ministry for the Environment.
This case was the first sanction to be imposed after new protected zones were designated in the Moravian Karst last year. Green granules were found in the Karst by forest guards during a patrol last September, near holes allowing water to flow underground. After analysis by conservationists, it was confirmed that the substances were biocides – poisonous substances such as pesticides. The spray was intended to kill snails on a nearby field of canola.