Environmental activists accuse Šumava park management of endangering local species

30-05-2012

Environment activists have accused the management of the Šumava National Park of endangering local species by the use of harsh chemical insecticides against bark-beetle infestation. The environment group Hnutí Duha says water species and wood grouse are particularly at risk from the spread of the poisonous substances. The Environment Inspection Office says it is investigating the matter. The management of the national park says it is fully entitled to use insecticides in the given localities and in doing so adheres to all environmental safety norms.