Mikulov

Protected Nature

The territory of approx. one square kilometre represents a diverse range of different nature and landscape protection regimes. Nový pond and the adjacent willow and poplar woods north of the railway and Sedlecký pond, the land extending as far as Sedlec u Mikulova are part of the Pálava protected landscape area and are included in the 1st - 3rd protection zone, and they also belong to the Important Bird Area under Natura 2000, which is identical with the Protected Landscape Area (CHKO). With the part along the national border included, it also belongs to the Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO).

There are several small protected areas around Portz Insel. In the Pálava protected landscape area, the Šibeničník natural reserve (NR) rises south of Mikulov, also the Holy Hill NR in Mikulov is in sight, situated northwards is Liščí Hill and, near Sedlec u Mikulova,  The nearby sandpit Mušlov (proposed natural monument) with its finds of Mesozoic mollusc shells and shark teeth, is also of great interest. Closest to the island, though already outside the Natural monument Skalky of the Pálava protected landscape area, is the Natural monument Skalky, extending along the national border, or the Natural monument Paví Hill, surrounded by the field.

Waterlogged edges of the New Pond

Waterlogged edges of the New Pond

Red-crested pochard

Red-crested pochard

Bite of a Eurasian beaver

Bite of a Eurasian beaver

Eurasian penduline tit

Eurasian penduline tit

Dactylorhiza incarnata

Dactylorhiza incarnata

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