PLA Administration Český kras
The variety and wildness of the landscape to the southwest of Prague towards Beroun will appeal to anyone who is at least a little romantic. The prevailing limestone bedrock is rugged with karst canyons and gorges. It is perforated by many caves and on its surface there are oak forests with an unusually rich biodiversity of the herbaceous layer. Apart from landscape and aesthetic value, the area has natural-science significance and it was natural scientists who first gave the Český Kras area its name. In 1972 the PLA was designated and it covers almost the whole region. The area is constituted mainly of Paleozoic Silurian and Devonian layers, represented mostly by marine sediments of shale, limestone and limestone shale. Fossil discoveries here are significant on a global scale and a few world statotypes can be found here.
|Maloplošná zvláště chráněná území v CHKO:||Small-scale protected areas in the PLA: - 2 National nature reserves - 4 National nature monuments - 8 Nature reserves - 4 Nature monuments|
|Jiné údaje:||Medník, Požáry, Dalejský profil, U Nového mlýna, Barrandovské skály, Lochkovský profil and Cikánka I. national nature monuments (lying outside the PLA) are also administred by the PLA Administration of Český kras.