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Czech Republic awards Slovaks for environmental efforts

The Czech Republic has a tradition of awarding prizes to individuals for their outstanding activities undertaken in the field of environmental protection. Czech Environment Minister Ladislav Miko continued this tradition in October and gave several awards to Slovaks for the first time. The minister honoured important publications released during the Czech EU presidency and special honourable mention went to Slovaks Jan Pokorný, Juraj Kohutiar, Martin Kováč, Michal Kravčík, and Eugen Tóth for their book Water for Climate Recovery – A New Water Paradigm (Voda pre ozdravenie klímy – nová vodná paradigma).

The Malý Rozsutec peak in Malá Fatra mountain range. (Source: TASR)

The Czech Republic has a tradition of awarding prizes to individuals for their outstanding activities undertaken in the field of environmental protection. Czech Environment Minister Ladislav Miko continued this tradition in October and gave several awards to Slovaks for the first time. The minister honoured important publications released during the Czech EU presidency and special honourable mention went to Slovaks Jan Pokorný, Juraj Kohutiar, Martin Kováč, Michal Kravčík, and Eugen Tóth for their book Water for Climate Recovery – A New Water Paradigm (Voda pre ozdravenie klímy – nová vodná paradigma).

The book was published by the Košice civic association People and Water (Ľudia a voda) and it deals with the essence and origin of water in Slovakia with the goal of changing the current practise of damaging soil and the environment by deforestation, agricultural activities and canalisation of rainwater in towns and cities. The authors propose practical, simple solutions.

Another Slovak who received a prize was Miloš Majda from the administration office of the Malá Fatra National Park. He worked on monitoring the nesting population of golden eagles and peregrine falcons and participated in the study named Returning Lynx to Wild Nature.

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