The lowland Záhorská nížina in the west of Slovakia is the proof that a flat landscape can also be attractive and interesting. It is coated by pine forest, and enjoys the reputation of a paradise for mushroom pickers. Valuable setting of pinewoods and the well preserved alluvial forest around the river Morava are legally protected since 1988 under the PLA Záhorie statute.
The territory of the PLA with an area of 27,522 ha consists of two different parts. The western part contains valuable alluvial forests on the banks of the river Morava and the contiguous varied landscape on the river terraces. Pinewoods growing on the undulated plain of blown sands in turn coat the eastern part of the PLA.
The natural character of the western part of the Protected landscape area Záhorie survived thanks to its situation in what was a 40-years strictly guarded and closed to public frontier of the “Iron Curtain”.
Administration of the Protected landscape area Záhorie seats in Malacky. A stricter regime of protection is applied to 5 National Nature Reserves, 5 Nature Reserves, 6 Nature Monuments, and 10 protected areas.
Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA