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Subject and purpose of work: The subject of this study is the region of Eastern Slovakia. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of tourism on regional development. To analyse the influence of tourism facilities on regional development selected indicators of tourism development are used. Materials and methods: The material consists of data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic and selected municipalities. The data are processed by methods of descriptive statistics. Results and conclusions: The article explains the importance of tourism in the development of the Eastern Slovakia region. Based on the analysis of economic impacts of tourism on the regional development we can conclude that tourism has minimal effects on this region.

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Geophysical survey is a very useful and popular tool used by engineering geologists to examine landslides. We present a case study from the Kapušany landslide, Eastern Slovakia, where a broad spectrum of geophysical methods were applied along two perpendicular profiles in order to compare the ability of the methods to detect as many structural features of the landslide as possible. The 2D Electrical Resistivity Tomography inverse model was capable of defining the geological structure of the landslide and defining the shear zone, however the resolution of the inverse model does not allow us to identify cracks or other minor features of the landslide. These, however, were well recorded in the results of Dipole Electromagnetic Imaging and the Self Potential method. In addition microgravimetry, Gamma-Ray Spectrometry and Soil Radon Emanometry were experimentally employed to validate the results obtained from electrical methods and afterwards final geological models, based on the integrated interpretation of all involved methods were constructed.

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The submitted paper deals with the problem of tourism development and the visit rate in the selected region of Eastern Slovakia consisting of six specified tourism regions. The individual regions are briefly presented from the perspective of their potential for the development of selected tourist activitiesonsequently, based upon basic statistic information, the development and the structure of their accommodation facilities, beds, visitors, earnings, etc. are analysed while at the same time the most significant problems and disparities are pointed to. In the conclusion the possibilities of the development in the form of holiday models and their location within the evaluated territory of Eastern Slovakia are proposed.

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Long-term monitoring of the Imperial Eagle in Eastern Slovakia has revealed that some pairs living permanently in an active agricultural environment (agrocoenosis) prove capable of adapting even to extreme conditions. In three cases eagles built their nests near railway lines (59, 22 and 15 m from the tracks), and in one case almost directly above a frequently-used road at a height of 21m.

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The 1980’s and 90’s saw growth in the population and expansion of the areas occupied by White-tailed Sea Eagles over the whole territory of their occurrence in Europe. Under this influence the number of these eagles observed during the nesting period also increased in Eastern Slovakia. The most frequent occurrences have been recorded in the wetland woods along the River Latorica on the East Slovakian Plain, but so far without any documented nesting. In 2002 one pair built a nest in the Vihorlat Hills near Zemplínska šírava reservoir, but they did not actually nest in it either that or the following year. Breeding by these eagles in these hills was noted over 70 years ago by Hrabar (1932) and Molnár (1933), but no nesting was documented. Nesting was documented for the first time in 2004, when one pair successfully raised two offspring. This pair successfully bred in the same nest in 2005 and 2006 too.

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In the course of ten nesting seasons from 1996 to 2005 I observed nesting by hobbies in Eastern Slovakia within a territory of 1000 km2 in the Košice Basin. During this ten-year period 218 nestings were recorded. The average population density was two pairs per 100 km2 in the monitored territory. In certain quadrants with better occupation it was from four to seven pairs per 100 km2. The birds nested more frequently on very high tension (VHT) electricity pylons (126 instances) than in trees (92 instances). They prefer the nests of hooded crows (Corvus corone cornix) (110 cases) and ravens (Corvus corax) (90 cases), and in only 18 cases did they use another nesting solution. When nesting in VHT pylons in the 1980’s they used to make more use of crows’ nests, but at the present time they prefer ravens’ nests to a significant degree.

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On May 1 5, 201 2 an individual of Levant sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes was observed at the southern edge of Trebišov town in eastern Slovakia, situated in the Východoslovenská rovina Lowlands. The sighting was documented with photographs. This is the first recorded occurrence of this species in terms of the bird fauna of Slovakia. The present article describes in detail its distribution and breeding in eastern Hungary and western Romania, based on an isolated population in the Pannonian Basin at the north-western edge of its breeding range. The occurrence of the Levant sparrowhawk beyond the boundaries of its breeding range and outside the Pannonian Basin consists mostly of rare movements by young individuals (northern Moravia, central and northern Poland) far north of its breeding range. An adult male was observed in south-eastern Poland in the pre-breeding period, and in Slovakia an adult female was observed in the breeding period.

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The main building material in the past was stone. Geological composition influenced the choice and type of building stone, which was used for the construction of the buildings. In eastern Slovakia sandstone was used in large quantities for its good compressive properties, good workability and aesthetic appearance. Sandstones were used for decorative but mainly construction purposes. The most common problem in historical stone structures is missing waterproofing insulation. Transmission and storage parameters of heat and water of historical materials are needed to assess the moisture condition of buildings and to correctly design measures. In this article are presented researches of sandstones properties abroad and locations of selected sandstones of eastern Slovakia, which were used for construction of historical buildings.

structure of the Pieniny and Šariš sectors of the Klippen Belt between the Litmanová and Drienica villages in Eastern Slovakia. Miner. Slovaca 42, 155-178 (in Slovak, English summary). Plašienka D., Soták J. & Prokešová R. 1998: Structural profiles across the Šambron-Kamenica Periklippen Zone of the Central Carpathian Paleogene Basin in NE Slovakia. Miner. Slovaca 29, 173-184. Plašienka D., Soták J., Jamrichová M., Halásová E., Pivko D., Józsa Š., Madzin J. & Mikuš V. 2012: Structure and evolution of the Pieniny Klippen Belt demonstrated along a section between

obstruction by the parasites. This condition is often associated with anaemia, haemoglobinaemia and haemoglobinuria. Changes in haematological and biochemical profile often become evident only during the last stages of the infection (ESDA, 2017). Here, we report for the first time a fatal case of heartworm disease in a dog from a previously non-endemic area in south-eastern Slovakia. Cases presentation The patients described here were two seven-year-old canine Tibetan Mastiff siblings; an intact male (Dog 1) and a female (Dog 2) who were kept together by the same owner. The