More than 300 conservationists met on August 1 in the Slovenský Raj (Slovak Paradise) National Park near Hrabušice for their 33rd annual get-together for environmental research in a variety of disciplines. The gathering was held under the auspices of the Eastern-Slovak gathering of environmentalists and conservationists (TOP).
“The research will be aimed at measures to preserve and protect the biodiversity in this region, Bedřich Hájek, head of the Administration of the Slovenský Raj National Park told the TASR newswire. He added that camp participants would include public administration officials, NGOs and volunteers. Experts from research institutions would also attend.
Slovak Paradise is one of the most attractive and, from a ecological point of view, most valuable karst landscapes in the Carpathian mountains. Thirteen expert sections were taking in the TOP event, including geological, speleological, botanical, silvicultural, and landscape scetions. The results of the work will be summarised and published in a textbook. The environmentalist event with international participation is being organised by the Central Committee of the Slovak Association of Nature and Landscape Conservationists under the patronage of Košice Region and its chairman Zdenko Trebuľa.