The most important natural treasure is, in the whole world around,
part of national parks – large areas where the main task is protection
of wilderness and monitoring of the nature. Our attitude towards
the nature is the indicator of cultural maturity of every nation.
Slovakia has even got nine national parks. So we could say Slovakia
is a country with a very high level of cultural maturity.
But when a nation is not able to assure protection of its natural
heritage for future generations, when people remain careless to
devastation of protected areas, to enforcement of lobby interests
at the expense of professionalism and legality, to uncontrolled
timber logging, to building roads in the last untamed areas, to
killing protected species and to destroying their living environment,
then national parks – our pride, become only an ordinary tear-off
calendar, a foul camouflage which is supposed to cover our eyes
by a huge lie and shame in the face of the entire world.
The wildlife as we know it, amazing treasure of national parks,
is shrinking step by step right in front of our eyes. Somebody
is actually stealing OUR NATURAL TREASURE
what we have experienced and seen, maybe our kids will not have
a chance to experience….. . We are loosing more than only another
piece of wilderness. With every destroyed part of nature a piece
of us is gone, we lose our freedom, we become more poor.
It is time to quit lying to ourselves, pretending that everything
is all right. It is time to stop pretending that it is not our
business because we are too weak to change it. It is time to stop
holding our tongues; it is time to show that we are still concerned
about our nature. If we remain silent it will mean that we actually
agree and it will become OUR RESPONSIBILITY
By our photographs and articles we would like to show you the
true face of wilderness and help you to discover where the real
value of wilderness lies. We are going to write about actual problems,
present pictures from the nature, offer opinions of recognized
experts, scientists, even world-known authors, about the need
of wilderness protection.
We hope, that also thanks to this web site, you will not stay
ignorant because the state of nature is a mirror of our attitudes.
Let us preserve, all together, our unique natural treasure.
No one will do this for us.
-Karol, Tomáš and Miroslav Kaliský-