Largely a cultural country bearing visible prints of long-term human activities, Central Moravia is attractive for nature lovers and experts. Not only do they look for the relics of the original state of nature, they also inspect biotopes created in cooperation of man and nature.
Definition of the Central Moravia region comes from political borders of the districts Olomouc, Přerov, and Prostějov. Geographically, it is the foothills of the Nízký Jeseník Mountains, the bottom land of the Morava River with wide Haná lowland, the Moravian Gate (Moravská brána) with the Bečva River and a margin of the Drahanská vrchovina (uplands). As this description shows, the Central Moravia region is very variable area with features characteristic for lowlands, uplands, and highlands. The main stone of a natural richness of the Central Moravia region is an unaffected flow of the Morava River with adjacent floodplain forest and alluvial meadows, the Hranická propast (gorge) and the Zbrašovské Aragonitové jeskyně (caves) in the Moravian Gate, and also many of the zoologically and botanically important habitats of the Nízký Jeseník Mountains and the Drahanská vrchovina.