Basic information:

    The massif of the Low Tatras is the most remarkable geographical and relatively highly ecologically stable territory of Slovakia just after the High Tatras. The Low Tatras represent a huge mountainous arch heading from the east to the west in 100 km.

    The Saddleback Čertovica divides the mountain into two parts - Ďumbier on the west and Kráľovo on the east. Ďumbier mount reaches 2,043 m above the sea level and the lowest part is situated nearby Banská Bystrica - 355 m above the sea level.
    In 1978 the Regulation of the SSR Government No 119/78 of the Legal Code established and proclaimed the National Park Low Tatras (NAPANT- original name the Národný Park Nízke Tatry).
    The area of our biggest protected territory is 205,085 ha including protection zones. Out of the whole national park territory 123,990 ha is a protection zone and 81,095 ha the territory of the national park itself.
    After re-evaluation of the territory conditions, mainly due to new ownership relations, a new design of the national park and protection zone borders were made. On its ground in 1997 the Regulation of the SR No 182/97 the new area of national park borders was set to 72,842 ha /A/ and the area of protection zone borders to 110,162 ha /B/

    The National Park Low Tatras territory and its protection zone are divided to logic valley sections related to sectors of patrols. A particular employee of NAPANT in the position of "a patrolman/guard/ranger" is in charge of one sector.

    The headquarters of NAPANT is an organisational part of the State Nature Protection of the Slovak Republic /ŠOP SR- original name is Štátna ochrana prírody Slovenskej republiky/. The institute is a field organisation with the state force whose activities are aimed at ensuring field acts for the implementation of state administration on nature protection and landscape according to the regulation on nature protection and landscape.

    The activities of the institute within nature protection and landscape are divided into the following sections:
    a) General and particular nature protection and landscape
    b) General and particular biodiversity protection of plants and animals
    c) Particular biodiversity protection of minerals and fossils
    d) Wood protection
    e) Environmental education, teaching and promotion
    f) Monitoring and informing
    g) documentation

    The basic aim of the institute is a direct implementation of nature protection and landscape within the set territorial force.

    A list of basic and conceptual tasks contains a plan of major tasks. The plan of major tasks of the institute includes the list and time schedule of the tasks with a person in charge. It is designed by a headmaster of a particular outlet according to the plan of major tasks.


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