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Josef Velek ['jozɛf 'ʋɛlɛk], ing. (Master of Arts, Technology) (November 30, 1939 – April 30, 1990) was a Czechoslovak (Czech) journalist, author and environmentalist.


Velek was born November 30, 1939, in Klínec, Czech Republic.

He began to publish in the sixties, and from 1975 was a member of the editorial staff of the Mladý svět (Young world) weekly. In 1974 he co-founded the Brontosaurus environmentalist movement. He was considered a founder of the Czechoslovak environment-oriented journalism.

Velek died on April 30, 1990, while scuba diving in the Red Sea.[1][2][3]

Published works



  1. ^ "Writing for Change: Can storytelling save the planet?". H-Soz-Kult. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften (in German). 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  2. ^ "Government Disregard for Environment Harming Czech Industrial Area : Bohemia: Lawmakers begin to see the need for clean energy in a town where acid rain is 10 times the national average. Yet families continue to be attracted by promises of housing". Los Angeles Times. 1989-12-10. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  3. ^ ČR, MŽP (2014-12-19). "It's up to you too 2010". http://. Retrieved 2021-08-12.