Dear visitors of Natura - Semix,
Probably the first question that comes to mind when opening our website may sound - why is Semix doing something active in protecting nature? The answer to this simple question is surprisingly complex - the reasons are up to tens. Generally speaking, nature and landscape protection is at our edge in our society. A group of highly educated biologists with enthusiastic conservationists makes up a desperately small share of the population. An absolute majority of companies are unaware that a healthy landscape is the highest and the determining value for its sustainable development that the value of the landscape is closely linked to the existence of a varied nature.
The mainstream media has become a folklore that nature and its protection are associated with the excesses of several extremists who, by their allegedly foolish actions, are hampering the development of society and delaying our path to prosperity. Everything is a deep mistake. We all need nature, we just do not realize it. One who protects nature from some human activities does not do so against people, but just for people and their future. Recently, the term "ecosystem services" is used to determine the meaning of nature for society. There are different methodologies to financially calculate these services and the amounts for such services are surprisingly high. These ecosystem services, which we are part of, are crucial to our present and future lives.
Throughout its development history, man has fought with the traps of nature. He fought until the middle of the last century. Since then, it has been overwhelmed, nature is overwhelmed so forcefully that it is on blades and deadly cramps. The company's duty is to protect the remains of nature. The problem is that those who are aware of the danger of extinction of many animal and plant species are very few.
Several reasons why nature protection is so important:
One has no right to exterminate any animal or plant species when he is not their creator.
The extinction of any kind is unethical and incompatible with the practices of advanced European civilization.
It is good to realize that the species, as we know, developed thousands to tens of thousands of years, exceptionally less. When we sort of sort out in a dozen years, the substitute is not worth the door.
In case of loss of one species, this is not a single lonely event. Each species is part of the food chain and ecological interspecific bonds, its disappearance can cause a domino effect.
The ecosystem we are part of is so stable (healthy) how many elements (species) it is part of. The more varied and richer on species, the more ecosystem is more resistant to external influences. A country where a man would live only with his corn and canola rape is very vulnerable and long-term uninhabitable.
The world genofond of species has absolutely the highest and at the same time incalculable value. The loss of each species with its genofond is an immediate loss, but from the point of view of possible use in the future, it is not at all possible today to estimate how huge the loss it may be. The hopes that are being put into the current, and in particular future, gene treatments for the future agriculture, as well as the health care, depend on the existing genofonds. At present, nobody can determine which genofond can be useful and which does not. This applies to unicellular organisms up to those developed above.
According to current estimates, 40% of the world's spectrum of medicines has a natural source of origin. There are still species not revealed by humans, but even in the case of known species, they have not been thoroughly investigated whether they contain substances with a therapeutic effect. Do not let extinction of species without time to explore them at all.
One important function of nature and healthy landscapes is still deeply underestimated, although this issue has already emerged recently, namely the influence of landscape and nature on the mental health of humans. Human health does not only affect factors such as inheritance, diet, clean air, clean water, but also the mental harmony of every day. It is beginning to show that psychic disharmony is closely related to scholarship through isolation from natural processes and nature at all. Healing after contact with nature can not be considered walking through the "English" sheared and sterile lawn or a walk with the dog between large grain or rape rods.
Conservation of nature and landscape is more than intertwined. Nature without space-that is, the landscape can not exist. The reason for creating or protecting the landscape is not just a cultural-historical commitment, as it is sometimes mentioned. The landscape is full, if there are enough structures, such as meadows, excursions, heaths, trees, awnings, small slopes, field paths (unpaved), wetlands and, of course, field crops with appropriate crops.
A full-fledged landscape is capable of retaining water, mitigating floods, preventing soil erosion and, of course, harboring biodiversity. How is biodiversity related to water retention in the landscape? The original domestic deep-rooted plant species provide water to deeper into the soil, as well as organisms from earthworms to rodents.
This enumeration shows that there are quite serious reasons to protect nature. Despite the fact that state nature protection is doing its part, it would collapse without the work of many volunteers. In most Central and Western European countries where nature conservation is more of a public interest, many grassland associations or individuals owning land and practicing on these areas are actively conserving nature. Our work in support of Semix has the same mission. We are of the opinion that it is only on the land owned that the level of protection can be maintained in the long term. Ownership of land is a guarantee and protection that there will not be an event, as in the case of a tenancy relationship, when the landlord will change his mind after years and will want to convert the purpose of the land into a profitable one.

Objectives that we are pursuing within our business:

  • Provide living space and the possibility of breeding for species in our climate zone.
  • Show people-citizens that nature on our territory can be rich and interesting.
  • Wake up children's interest in nature.
  • Becoming an example for other people or entities to follow. To our knowledge, one to two similar private initiatives are taking place. This is a very modest balance.
  • To act on the public in the direction of changing the view of nature conservation from the hitherto perceived limitation of freedom and development or the position of some public enemy. Nature conservation must become a social need for a sustainable life.
  • Prove and inspire that business and industrial production can provide their share of responsibility in the process of sustainable development. Businessman is not the enemy of nature.

For a few individuals, it's a tricky task, but doing the difficult tasks is our hobby.

Kamil Lisal, the company's co-owner