Initiative for local protected areas

Zaježová’s consists of wide-spread settlements, small hamlets, situated at about 650-860 m above sea level. It is mainly sheep and cattle raised here, however, on smaller strips of less sloped land basic agricultural crops such as grains, potatos and corn can be grown. Nowadays the landscape feels somewhat more deserted than in the past when the were 600 people living here and every single piece of land was in use. The fields are turning into meadows, the meadows are gradually overgrown by forest. The increasing green however also brings natural diversity and the area receives a new beauty. The old stone walls between the properties are overgrown by wild cherries, turning white in spring and red in autumn, coloring the seasons in a wonderful way. Old hollow trees provide shelter to a wide range of birds and other animals.

With the words of Igor Chyra (1960-2009), initiator of many local projects and a person, who loved Zajezova:

The place where we live does not  have overwhelming rock formations, waterfalls, deep forests or scenic views. It’s a subtle beauty. It is a place where human dwellings are woven into meadows, forests, pastures and fields, connected with rows of bushes, old trees and riparian zones, embraced by lush hills.

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This page was created and is maintained thanks to support from local NGOs and part of local inhabitants who belong to Zaježka Community. Zaježka Community is informal group of local active people, who cooperate and participate on social life in Zaježová.


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