NEWS

May 2017 / Beli, Cres Island
OPENING OF PERMANENT EXHIBITION AT BELI     

Within the territory of Croatia there remains only one species of bird from the broader group of birds of prey that feed on carrion. These are the griffon vultures or orli, as they are called in the local dialect of Cres, the island of griffon vultures. We invite you to the opening of the permanent exhibition at the Visitor Centre and Griffon Vulture Rescue Centre at Beli on Cres Island... [more]

 
14 May 2017/ Beli on Cres Island
PERMANENT EXHIBITION AT THE BELI VISITOR CENTRE
What can we see at the renovated Visitor Centre?... [more]
 
31 March – 1 April 2017 / the Kvarner islands
SPRING GRIFFON VULTURE NEST COUNTING
During our spring visit to the cliffs of the Kvarner islands where griffon vultures nest, we counted 102 active nests... [more]
 
Winter/Spring 2017 / Crni Vrh-Platak
CAMERA TRAP CATCHES FOXES AND BADGERS
At the end of winter of 2016/2017, the camera trap we set up in the forest area between Crni Vrh and Platak took  a number of shots of badgers and foxes... [more]
 
25 April 2017 / Rijeka
LECTURE ON THE OCCASION OF EARTH DAY
To mark Earth Day, Public Institution “Priroda” held a lecture at the Information Centre for Crime Prevention in Rijeka for the sixth graders of Dolac Elementary School on the topic “Snow, Ice and the Bora Wind in Nature Protection”. The event was organized by the Department of Prevention... [more]
 
 April 2016 / Gorski Kotar 
 Burni Zip – a new lynx fitted with a satellite tracking collar in Gorski Kotar
On 1 April 2016 at exactly 12.52 a.m., a new lynx was captured in a trap set in the hinterland of Fužine. Weighing 20 kg, the male lynx was given the name Burni Zip, after the Burni Bitoraj range where it was caught... [more]
 
25 February 2017 / the Mahavica region of Vinodol
BURNI ZIP THE LYNX
A few days ago, Mr Tomislav Furlan contacted us to report his close encounter with a lynx carrying a GPS tracking collar around its neck. The encounter took place in the broader region of Mahavica, at the edge of Vinodol, one of the most beautiful and best preserved nature areas in the County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar... [more]
 
December 2016 / Beli, Cres Island
VISITOR CENTRE AT BELI TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Due to construction work, the Visitor Centre and the Griffon Vulture Rescue Centre will be temporarily closed... [more]
 
2 December 2016 / Cres Island
Five griffon vultures successfully released into nature
After recovering for several months, five young griffon vultures were released into nature on Friday... [more]
 
9 December 2016 / Brod na Kupi
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
In celebration of International Mountain Day, an exhibition entitled “Green Panoramas” was opened on 9 December 2016 at the Natural History Museum in Brod na Kupi, also launching the brochure “Scenic Overlooks in the Kupa River Basin”. The exhibition remains open until further notice...  [more]
 
21 April 2016 / Milohnići, Poljice
Opening of the educational Karst Ponds Footpath
On Wednesday, 20 April 2016, the educational Karst Ponds Footpath on Krk Island was officially opened as part of Project LOKNA. The footpath stretches from the town of Milohnići to the town of Poljice and passes by several beautiful examples of karst ponds... [more]
 
 22 April 2016 / Rijeka
 Celebrating Earth Day 2016
On Friday, 22 April 2016, in celebration of Earth Day, Public Institution “Priroda” published a captivating informational and educational supplement in the regional newspaper and organized educational activities in cooperation with the “Our Children” Association and the County Police Department... [more]
 
27 September 2016 / Gorski Kotar – Scenic overlooks in the Kupa River basin
SCENIC OVERLOOKS ALONG KUPA RIVER – WORLD TOURISM DAY
In the course of preparing a brochure aimed at helping visitors and tourists explore the natural assets of the landscapes of Gorski Kotar, we visited, and classified, a number of lovely and interesting scenic overlooks in the Kupa River basin... [more]
 
16.9.2016 Rijeka The ozone hole over the Antarctic is closing up As long ago as 1985, the journal Nature published a paper describing extensive damage to the ozone layer above the Antarctic. The study brought together data collected by British scientists during their wide-ranging research of the Earth’s stratosphere over the southern hemisphere. That was the first time the depleting ozone layer over the Antarctic was referred to as the ozone hole.... [more]
 

 5 September / Viktor Lenac Shipyard
 European pond turtle rescued at the Viktor Lenac Shipyard
In the Kostrena region, the torrent waters of Draški Creek, located in the vicinity of Viktor Lenac Shipyard, carried an  unexpected guest into the shipyard’s electrical plant. At the water discharge pipe, the workers of the shipyard found an unfamiliar turtle, similar to a land turtle but with tiny yellow spots and webbed feet ... [more]

 
 Gorski Kotar, April 2016
 We have found the discarded tracking collar of Goran Zip the Lynx!!!
In early January the GPS tracking collar, worn by Goran Zip the Lynx, stopped transmitting data although it had been programmed to stop working and fall off on 9 February 2016, exactly one year after the lynx had been caught and fitted ... [more]
 
 April 2016 / Gorski Kotar 
 On the trail of Burni Zip the Lynx and its prey
In the woodland near Mrkopalj we found the reason why a lynx had stayed in the same place for several days ... [more]
 
 Gorski Kotar, April 2016
 First data on the movements of Burni Zip the Lynx
 We have received the first data from the GPS tracking collar that was newly fitted on Burni Zip the Lynx. We learned that... [more]
 
October 2016 / Baška
COOPERATION WITH BAŠKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON PROJECT DONKEY
Baška Elementary School has initiated a new year-long project focusing on donkeys. A lecture titled “Donkeys and the Biodiversity of Krk Island” was held on the occasion of World Animal Day... [more]
 
september 2016. / Beli - otok Cres
GRIFFON VULTURE RESCUED
The Recovery Centre for griffon vultures at Beli on Cres Island has received yet another bird which was rescued off the cliffs in the northern reserve. Although exhausted, it had managed to climb up a few metres of rock after falling into the sea… [more]
 
22-25 September 2016 / Primošten
PI “PRIRODA” ATTENDS THE 5th CROATIAN BOTANICAL SYMPOSIUM
Public Institution “Priroda” participated in the 5th Croatian Botanical Symposium with two works... [more]
 
November 2016 / Rijeka
GREEN PANORAMAS
The booklet Zeleni vidici primorsko-goranske županije: vidikovci u slivu rijeke Kupe (Green Panoramas in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County: Scenic Overlooks in the Kupa River Basin) is currently in publishing. It is to be the first in a series of “self-guiding” booklets to help visitors find their way to the lesser known or “unknown” natural beauty of the County...
[more]
 
October 2016, Gorski Kotar
Goran Zip the Lynx photographed by camera trap
A comparison of the fur colours and spots of the lynxes in two photos – one taken after the animal was fitted with a tracking collar and the other recently taken by a camera trap – has confirmed that it is one and the same lynx, namely, Goran Zip... [more]
 
13 October 2016 / Beli, Cres Island
LECTURE AT BELI
A group of secondary-school students of the natural sciences division of Albert Schweitzer Schule in Hofgeismar, Germany, visited the Visitor Centre at Beli... [more]
 
26 September 2015/ Rab Island
WORKSHOP “NOCTURNAL MOTHS: CREATURES OF NIGHT, FASCINATED BY LIGHT” HELD IN RAB
Public Institution “Priroda” participated in this year's Researchers' Night in Rab with a workshop titled “Nocturnal Moths: Creatures of Night, Fascinated by Light” ... [more]
 
January 2016 / Gorski Kotar
The wanderings of  Goran Zip the Lynx take him to the boundary of the County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar and Karlovac County*
The data transmitted to us by the lynx's GPS collar tell us that Goran Zip crossed the Breze-Stalak road several times in December and remained for some time in the Ričičko Bilo area, east of the road ... [more]
 
28 October 2015 / Skrad 
GREEN TOURISM IN SKRAD – RIDE AN E-BIKE TO ZELENI VIR
Today Skrad saw the presentation of electric bicycles, procured within the “Ride an e-bike to Zeleni Vir” Project... [more]
 

23 October 2015/ Krk Island
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP “PONDS: VALUABLE AQUATIC BIOTOPES”
Public Institution “Priroda”, in collaboration with the Town of Krk, organised a field workshop titled “Ponds: Valuable Aquatic Biotopes” for sixth- and seventh-graders of Vrh Regional School on Krk Island ... [more]

 
GORAN ZIP THE LYNX IN THE STRICT RESERVE OF BIJELE I SAMARSKE STIJENE
Goran Zip the Lynx  was fitted with a GPS collar in February 2015 not far from Fužine. Since then Public Institution “Priroda” has been monitoring its movement in the field based on the locations transmitted by the tracking collar ... [more]
 
 30 July 2014 / Kostanj Beach (Rijeka)
 BLUE FLAG PROJECT DAY – WORKSHOP AT KOSTANJ BEACH
To mark Blue Flag Project Day, a workshop on coastal zone biodiversity was held at Kostanj Beach in Rijeka ... [more]
 
 1 May 2014 / Gorski Kotar - Kamačnik
 SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPE KAMAČNIK
The devastating ice storm in early February 2014 did not spare Kamačnik Canyon. However, unlike in other parts of Gorski Kotar where the ice caused the branches, crowns and trunks of trees to break, in Kamačnik Canyon the ice toppled trees, breaking their roots. Beech trees on steep slopes where the soil is shallow and skeletal suffered the most  ... [more]
 
 15 March 2014 / Klana 
 CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC GATHERING IN KLANA – THE 21ST DAYS OF DR MATKO LAGINJA 
 The representatives of Public Institution “Priroda” took part in the 21st Days of Dr Matko Laginja, a cultural and scientific gathering held in Klana  ... [more]
 
 FIRST RESULTS FROM CAMERA TRAPS USED IN WINTER 2012/13
Although research using camera traps has been going on for two years, this is the first year that the cameras have been left  in the field during the wintertime. One of the camera traps shot some wonderful winter-forest scenes  ... [more]
 
 22 March 2013 / Rijeka
 CELEBRATING WORLD DAY FOR WATER
Annually on 22 March we celebrate World Day for Water. The theme of this year’s international event is Water Cooperation. A special programme celebrating World Water Day was held at the Filodramatica in Rijeka  ... [more]
 
 February 2013 
ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD WETLANDS DAY  -  THREATENED MIRES AND PEAT MOSSES IN GORSKI KOTAR 
On the occasion of World Wetlands Day (www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-activities-wwds-wwd2013index/main/ramsar/1-63-78%5E25913_4000_0__) held on 2 February 2013, PI Priroda presents this brief report about mires, the most threatened wetland habitats in PGC, to draw attention to the need of ensuring their protection. We also take this opportunity to urge off-road motorists and the drivers of forest machinery to refrain from driving on these exceptionally vulnerable nature areas in which grow the last remnants of rare plants, animals and fungi  ... [more]
 
14 September 2015
14 September 2015, INTERNATIONAL PRIMEVAL FOREST DAY
Bernhard Kubicki, a student from Austria, ended his two weeks of professional practical training at the Public Institution “Priroda” exactly on International Primeval Forest Day. During those two weeks Bernard and the Priroda employees visited some of the areas of the Ecological Network Natura 2000 that are important in terms of natural science. One such area encompasses the wooded dales of the highland streams Mala Belica and Gerovčica ... [more]
 
15.9.2015 / Town of Krk, Croatia
PROJECT PARTNER MEETING AND TOUR OF THE EDUCATIONAL TRAIL OF PROJECT LOKNA
The Town of Krk was the September host of the meeting of Project LOKNA partners. The agenda included a meeting of the Supervisory Board and an tour of the Project's educational trail ... [more]
 
25 August 2015/ Krk Island
NATURE SCIENCE STUDIES OF PONDS ON KRK ISLAND, PART OF PROJECT LOKNA (Project for the Conservation and Promotion of Aquatic Biotopes – Ponds and Marsh Pools – FOR THE FUTURE)
In June, Public Institution “Priroda”, in collaboration with external associates, initiated natural science research at three ponds within the territory of the Town of Krk. The studies are conducted as part of Project LOKNA, a European territorial cooperation project, in which PI “Priroda” is the lead partner ... [more]
 
3 May 2014/ Komrčar Forest Park on Rab Island
VOLUNTEER DRIVE AT KOMRČAR FOREST PARK
The clean-up and planting drive at Komrčar Forest Park that had been scheduled for 26 April but then postponed was finally held on 3 May. The drive is part of the Green Clean-up, an environmental project organized at the national level ... [more]
 
22 April 2014 / Rijeka
EARTH DAY
"Green Cities” is the theme of Earth Day 2014. Once again this year, Public Institution “Priroda” has a full agenda before, on and after Earth Day ... [more]
 
9 February 2015 / Burni Bitoraj mountain range- Gorski Kotar
TRACKING-COLLARED LYNX – AT PRESENT THE ONLY LYNX IN THE COUNTY OF PRIMORJE AND GORSKI KOTAR WHOSE MOVEMENTS ARE MONITORED REMOTELY
As part of the ongoing monitoring of large carnivores in the County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar, a male lynx was captured on the snowy slopes of the Burni Bitoraj mountain range on 8 February 2015. The lynx was fitted with a tracking collar and given the name Goran ZiP. All available data on its movements over a period of one year will be recorded under that name ... [more]
 
December 2014/ Opatija – International Mountain Day
EVENTS IN THE COUNTY OF PRIMORJE AND GORSKI KOTAR ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
International Mountain Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 11 December 2003. Each year International Mountain Day is marked by a special theme. This year’s theme is “Mountain Farming” and its aim is to highlight the importance of mountains and mountain eco-systems in ensuring sustainable agriculture and sustainable life on Earth ... [more]
 
26 February 2015 / Rijeka – Sušak Club
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT – PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT SUŠAK CLUB
On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/68/221) proclaiming 2015 as the International Year of Light. In view of that, the Sušak Club and Public Institution “Priroda” organised a photography exhibition featuring the work of several outstanding photographers whose main ally in uncovering the secrets of nature is light ... [more]
 
27 October 2014 / Rijeka
MedMPAnet PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

The final presentation of the MedMPAnet Project in Primorje - Gorski Kotar County was held, together with a press conference, to inform the public of the project's results … [more]
 
6 November 2014/Rijeka
NORTHERN GOSHAWK RESCUED FROM BRODOKOMERC WAREHOUSE AT KUKULJANOVO

In the afternoon of Thursday, 6 November 2014, the rangers of Public Institution "Priroda" rescued a young male northern goshawk from the Brodokomerc warehouse at Kukuljanovo where he became trapped while chasing pigeons … [more]
 
19 September 2014 /Baška - Batomalj
NEW EDUCATIONAL TRAIL OPENED AT BAŠKA

A new educational trail Baška - Zarok - Batomalj - Pod Lipicu was opened in celebration of the 110th anniversary of tourism in Baška. Public Institution "Priroda" was in charge of the natural history part of the trail, financed and equipped by the Baška Tourist Board … [more]
 
4.3.2013. / Rijeka
MONITORING THE MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL IN PRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY IN 2012

The Mediterranean Monk Seal Group, an association for nature research and protection, and Public Institution "Priroda" present the results of research concerning the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) in the marine area of Primorsko-Goranska County … [more]
 
13 September 2014/ Košljun Island
NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBITION OPENED IN THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY ON KOŠLJUN ISLAND

The Friar Berard Barčić Natural History Exhibition was opened in the Monastery on Košljun Island in celebration of the 11th Friar Ivo Peran Day. Public Institution "Priroda" was responsible for the expert part of setting up the exhibition … [more]
 
25 August 2014/Jezero at Njivice on Krk Island
FLOODING IN THE JEZERO REGION AT NJIVICE ON KRK ISLAND

Due to extreme amounts of precipitation in the summer months of this year, very high water levels have been recorded at Jezero near Njivice on Krk Island … [more]
 
July-August 2014/the Kvarner islands
MASSIVE-SCALE COLLECTING OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS ON THE KVARNER ISLANDS

This year we are overwhelmed by the massive-scale collection of wild medicinal and aromatic plants taking place on the islands of Cres, Lošinj, Rab, Krk… Plant collectors went so far as to harvest the curry plant in the protected botanical and zoological reserve on Prvić island … [more]
 
9 May 2014 / Drenova - Lokvica
WORKSHOP AT THE FOREST KINDERGARTEN AT LOKVICA IN DRENOVA

Having identified and listed all plant species found at the Lokvica site, we continue our collaboration with the Zone 00 Association in preparing a forest kindergarten in Drenova. In early May, a workshop was held for children from the Drenova Child Care Centre to teach them about plants and animals … [more]
 
11 July 2014 / Kamačnik
RAISING THE NATURA 2000 FLAG AT SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPE KAMAČNIK

Minister Zmajlović visited the Significant Landscape Kamačnik which was heavily hit by an ice storm this winter and he officially raised the Natura 2000 Flag for this area. The purpose of the flag is to make visitors aware of the value of areas that are part of the Natura 2000 Ecological Network … [more]
 
22 May 2014 /The Kvarner islands - Glavotok Forest Reserve
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND NATURE PROTECTION DAY IN CPGK

International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on 22 May and one of its main objectives is to raise awareness of the importance of conserving biodiversity. In Croatia, 22 May is also celebrated as Nature Protection Day. In CPGK these two events were marked by the raising of NATURA 2000 flags and other activities … [more]
 
23 March 2014 - World Meteorological Day
THE CHILDREN ASSOCIATES OF PI "PRIRODA" AND WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY

The World Meteorological Organization has chosen "Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth" as the theme of this year's World Meteorological Day. Ana and Nina, our diligent young associates, have prepared "A Children's Guide to Meteorological Phenomena … [more]
 
22-25 March 2014 / Rijeka-Opatija
CELEBRATION OF WORLD FOREST DAY AND WORLD DAY FOR WATER

World Forest Day is celebrated on 21 March and World Day for Water on 22 March. Every year Public Institution "Priroda" takes an active part in marking these days … [more]
 
22 February 2014/ Soline
WORLD WETLANDS DAY

World Wetlands Day is traditionally celebrated on 2 February. The slogan of this year's international event is UPSTREAM-DOWNSTREAM: Wetlands Connect Us All. On the occasion of World Wetlands Day we visited an unusually interesting salt marsh called Meline in Soline Cove on Krk Island. The slogan especially applies to this area because the waters of the marsh flow into, and "feed", Dobrinjski Creek … [more]
 
26.2.2013 / Rijeka
PUBLIC INSTITUTION "PRIRODA" BECOMES A MedPAN AND AdriaPAN MEMBER

In 2012, PI "Priroda" became a member of MedPAN, and in 2013, a member of AdriaPAN … [more]
 
4.3.2013 / Rijeka
PUBLIC INSTITUTION "PRIRODA" JOINS MedMPAnet, A PROJECT FOR THE CONSERVATION OF COASTAL AND MARINE DIVERSITY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDITERRANEAN MARINE AND COASTAL PROTECTED AREAS (MPAS) NETWORK

Public Institution "Priroda" has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) of Tunisia, the Croatian Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, and the State Institute for Nature Protection of Croatia, partners in MedMPAnet, a project for the conservation of coastal and marine diversity through the development of a Mediterranean marine and coastal protected areas (MPAs) network … [more]
 
October 2013 / Republic of Croatia
PROMULGATION OF THE NATURA 2000 ECOLOGICAL NETWORK

At its session held on 26 September 2013, the Croatian Government adopted the Ordinance on the Ecological Network, thereby promulgating the Croatian Natura 2000 Ecological Network … [more]
 
January 2014/Rab Island
POSOLICA - SALT SEDIMENT ON THE SURFACE OF ISLANDS

The day after gale-force bura winds hit the Adriatic islands is the time when people begin to count the damage done. The most common victims of the powerful gusts of bura wind are roofless houses, broken trees and sunken boats. Unlike the jugo wind blowing from the southeast along the Adriatic coast and causing waves up to several metres high on the open sea, the bura wind descends from the coastal mountains and, although faster than the jugo wind, it generates much smaller waves … [more]
 
Zagreb/January 2014
SPATIAL DATA CONCERNING NATURE PROTECTION

To make spatial data more accessible to the public, the State Institute for Nature Protection has developed several Web applications … [more]
 
12 January 2014/ Opatija
HUMANITARIAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS! MONEY MADE FROM THE SALES OF SPRUCE TREES FROM TRSTENIK MIRE DONATED TO CHILDREN FROM SOCIALLY HANDICAPPED FAMILIES

The donation to children from socially handicapped families in the Opatija area was handed over during the closing ceremony held at the Summer Stage. The donation money was collected during a humanitarian and environmental campaign which also aimed to help revitalize the unique bog habitat at Trstenik near Klana … [more]
 
21 September 2013/ Krk Island
FORESTRY SOCIETY OF KOČEVJE VISITS THE COUNTY OF PRIMORJE AND GORSKI KOTAR

For its annual study tour the "Medved" Forestry Society of Kočevje organized a visit to Gorski Kotar and Krk Island. On the last day of the study tour, they visited Jezero at Njivice on Krk Island and saw a bonsai exhibition at P&B Hortikultura near Malinska, where they were joined by a representative of Public Institution "Priroda" … [more]
 
11 April 2013/Dundo Forest, a special reserve of forest vegetation
EARTH DAY: PI "PRIRODA" HOLDS WORKSHOP FOR SIXTH-GRADERS IN DUNDO FOREST

On 11 April, the pupils of the sixth grade of Vladimir Nazor Elementary School visited Dundo Forest, a special reserve of forest vegetation, where PI "Priroda" organized a workshop concerning the forest's vegetation features … [more]
 
April 2013/ Rijeka
MESSAGE TO ALL PLANT AND MUSHROOM GATHERERS

Many people who love hiking through the forest also enjoy gathering plants and mushrooms. They should keep in mind, however, the rule that apply to gathering strictly protected and protected species … [more]
 
11 April 2013/Special Reserve of Forest Vegetation - Dundo Forest
EVENTS CELEBRATING EARTH DAY (22 April 2013)

The theme of Earth Day 2013 is "The Face of Climate Change". As in previous years, Public Institution "Priroda" has a full "agenda" for the days leading to Earth Day and on Earth Day itself, and will take part in a number of interesting activities … [more]
 
16.3.2013. / Brod na Kupi
EDUCATIONAL TRAIL OPENED AT BROD NA KUPI

At noon on Saturday, 16 March, an educational trail called "The Way of the Bear" will be opened, and educational material will be presented. These are the results of the multi-year SOŽITJE Project … [more]
 
23 January 2013/Delnice
EXHAUSTED SWANS FORCED TO LAND IN DELNICE
In the early morning hours, the workers of Seting d.o.o. of Delnice called 112, the Emergency Response Centre, to report that an adult swan was in their factory yard … [more]
 
21 December 2012/ Rijeka Harbour
SWANS IN RIJEKA HARBOUR
Andrej Radalj, external associate of the Institute of Ornithology and the Public Institution "Priroda", has ringed and fitted with a neck-collar the first of nine swans in a flock wintering in Rijeka Harbour … [more]
 

14 September 2012/ Risnjak National Park - the instructive trail Leska
"CLASSROOMS IN NATURE" HELD AT RISNJAK NATIONAL PARK - THE FIRST FOREST PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP IN CROATIA?
As part of SOŽITJE, an international EU IPA project, Classrooms in Nature, a workshop based on the principles of forest pedagogy and probably the first of its kind in Croatia, was held at Risnjak National Park… [more]

5 - 7 September 2012/ Fara School Centre (Slovenia)
CLASSROOMS IN NATURE - A FOREST PEDAGOGY SEMINAR
As part of SOŽITJE, an international EU IPA project, a seminar for training individuals in conducting "Classrooms in Nature", based on the principles of forest pedagogy (gozdna pedagogika /Waldpedagogik), was held at Fara School Centre on 5, 6 and 7 September… [more]

28 August - 1 September, Glasgow, UK
3RD EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 2012
The European Congress on Conservation Biology is held every third year. The first congress was held in Hungary in 2006, and the second, in Prague in 2009. The volunteers at the Public Institution Priroda participated in this year's congress in Glasgow… [more]

July 2012
SHOW CAVES IN PRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY
Lokvarka Cave at Lokve, Vrelo Cave at Fužine and Biserujka Cave on Krk Island provide a great way to cool down during the hot summer days while enjoying the wonders of the underground world. Click here for basic information… [more]

11 -16 July 2012/Jezero at Njivice on Krk Island
PRELIMINARY BAT STUDY CARRIED OUT IN THE JEZERO REGION AT NJIVICE ON KRK ISLAND
A preliminary bat study was conducted within the region of Jezero, an important area in terms of ornithology near Njivice on Krk Island, from 11 to 16 July 2012 as part of the project "Conservation of the Natural Diversity of the Jezero Region at Njivice on Krk Island" … [more]

24 July 2012/ Rijeka-Tihovac/Martinšćica
FEMALE GOSHAWK SET FREE FOLLOWING RECOVERY AT THE ŠIBENIK FALCON CENTRE
A young female goshawk has been set free following recovering at the Šibenik Falcon Centre … [more]

July 2012/ Gorski Kotar
CARNIVORE MONITORING PROJECT
Pepi the wolf-cub was captured during the carnivore monitoring project carried out in Gorski Kotar by the Public Institution Priroda in collaboration with Prof Josip Kusak, Ph.D., of the Zagreb Faculty of Veterinary Medicine … [more]

9-10 July 2012/ Trstenik Mire near Klana
ROUTINE MONITORING AT TRSTENIK MIRE
Employees of the Rijeka Natural History Museum and the Public Institution Priroda carried out routine monitoring of the condition of Trstenik Mire … [more]

8 June 2012 / Lokve - Lokvarka Cave
LOKVARKA CAVE CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY AS A SHOW CAVE (1912 - 2012)
In celebration of its 100th anniversary as a show cave, and following the completion of recent extensive work to replace its entire infrastructure, Lokvarka Cave was officially opened to visitors … [more]

5 and 6 June 2012 / Forest Park Čikat (Mali Lošinj) and Kostanj beach (Rijeka)
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATED (5 June 2012)
Biodiversity workshops were held in celebration of World Environment Day at Forest Park Čikat on Mali Lošinj Island and Kostanj … [more]

30 May 2012/ Brod na Kupi, Frane Krsto Frankopan Elementary School
PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL TRAIL "THE WAY OF THE BEAR" OPENED AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF BROD NA KUPI
On the occasion of School Day at Frane Krsto Frankopan Elementary School and the International Day for Biological Diversity, part of an educational trail dedicated to bears was opened at Brod na Kupi. The trail was developed within the framework of SOŽITJE, an international project. A play entitled "The Hedgehog's House" was also performed … [more]

23 - 26 May 2012 / Osijek
LARGE CARNIVORES PROJECT PRESENTED AT THE THIRD INTERNATINAL CONGRESS ON RURAL TOURISM
The Public Institution Priroda participated with a poster, entitled "Large Carnivores", in the Third International Congress on Rural Tourism held in Osijek from 23 to 26 May 2012 … [more]

May 2012/ Sečovlje Salina Nature Park(Slovenia)
SWANS RINGED ON THE RJEČINA RIVER ARE NESTING AT SEČOVLJE SALINA
The swans ringed on the Rječina River by the external associates of the Institute of Ornithology of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts and the external associates of PI Priroda are nesting at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park … [more]

BEAR SIGHTED! BIOLOGISTS CAUGHT BY SURPRISE!!!
Inspired by our own experience with a bear in the woods, we decided to put together a few helpful hints on how to avoid such a situation and how to react should such a situation occur … [more]

Winter of 2011/2012/ Obruč Mountain
ELEVATED TRACKS IN THE SNOW SHAPED BY THE BORA WIND
The bora wind was strong and frequent in the winter of 2011/2012. During a visit to National Ecological Network areas, we came across tracks in the snow that were linked to the bora wind in an interesting way … [more]

February 2012/ Gorski Kotar and the Littoral (NEN area #HR5000019)
TRACKS IN THE SNOW
While making our winter rounds of protected areas and National Ecological Network areas, we came across and photographed interesting tracks in the snow … [more]

15 February 2012 / Lokvarka Cave (Gorski Kotar)
ICE DECORATIONS AT THE ENTRANCE OF LOKVARKA CAVE
During one of their regular visits to Lokvarka Cave, the employees of the Public Institution "Priroda" came upon unusually shaped icicles at the entrance of the cave … [more]

5 October 2011 / Rijeka
LANDSCAPES IN PROTECTED AREAS: A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG GUARDIANS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
A workshop on landscapes in protected areas was held on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, as part of Children's Week. The workshop was attended by some 20 seventh- and eighth-grade pupils, members of the Young Guardians of the Environment (YCE) of the Association Our Children of Rijeka … [more]

1 October 2011/ Jezero near Njivice on Krk Island
EUROPEAN BIRDWATCH DAY MARKED AT THE ORNITHOLOGICAL CAMP AT JEZERO NEAR NJIVICE ON KRK ISLAND
This year's European Birdwatch was marked at the ornithological station at Jezero near Njivice by Public Institution "Priroda", the Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection, and the Association "Jezero"… [more]

16 September 2011/ Trstenik Mire near Klana
ASSESSING THE SURVIVAL RATE OF PEAT MOSS TRANSPLANTS IN SAMPLE PLOTS
Following a dry summer period, we reassessed the survival rate of peat moss transplants in sample plots at Trstenik Mire near Klana… [more]

21 July 2011 / Opatija-Lungomare-Portić
BOOKLET "HRAST, QUERCIA, OAK, EICHE" LAUNCHED IN CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS AND THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEASIDE PROMENADE LUNGOMARE
The quadrilingual booklet "Hrast, Quercia, Oak, Eiche" is about the old oak trees of Opatija that adorn and bring to life the Franz Joseph I Seaside Promenade, popularly known as the Lungomare. Appropriately, the book launching was held in the shade of these oaks trees. The booklet was written by the painter Miljenka Šepić of Opatija and co-published by the Public Institution Priroda. This is but one of the many activities that PI Priroda has planned in celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011… [more]

June 2011/ Trstenik Mire near Klana
CHECKING PEAT MOSS TRANSPLANTS AND RENEWING MARKERS ON SAMPLE PLOTS
This year's first check-up of peat moss transplants and renewal of sample-plot markers at Trstenik Mire near Klana… [more]

2 June 2011 / Čikat Forest Park at Mali Lošinj
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
World Environment Day celebrated at Čikat Forest Park … [more]

24 June 2011/ Marine area along the west coast of Cres Island
MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL OBSERVED AND FILMED AT CRES ISLAND
Researchers of the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation have observed and filmed a Mediterranean monk seal in the marine area along the west coast of Cres Island… [more]

1 June 2011/ Sungerski Lug, Gorski Kotar
ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: MOWING AND REMOVAL OF PART OF THE VEGETATION IN THE HABITAT OF THE BOG ARUM AT SUNGERSKI LUG
In Croatia, the Bog Arum (Calla palustris) can only be found in a small forest mire depression at Sungerski Lug. Participating in the clean-up of the mire were the representatives of the State Institution of Nature Protection, the Public Institution "Priroda" and the Association "Jezero" … [more]

24 May 2011/Cres
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY IN THE TOWN OF CRES
In celebration of International Biodiversity Day, Primorsko-Goranska County and the Public Institution "Priroda" have organised two interesting events in the town of Cres. "Živ, živ, živ" (Alive, Alive, Alive), a theatrical performance for children by the children's theatre "Tvornica lutaka", set about explaining to children, in a creative and thought-provoking way, the issue of threatened nature and animals in the County. The performance was followed by the launching of the book "Biological and Landscape Diversity of Primorsko-Goranska County in the Work of Dragutin Hirc" … [more]

7 May 2011/ Rječina Canyon - Pašac/Grohovo
THE MYCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION "OŽUJKA" HAS INITIATED A FUNGI-MAPPING PROJECT IN RJEČINA CANYON
The representatives of the Mycological Association "Ožujka" and the Public Institution "Priroda" have scouted the terrain of Rječina Canyon for the purpose of reconnoitring habitats and mapping fungi … [more]

5 May 2011/ Guljanov Dolac, Kotor-Crikvenica
REPORT ON PROTECTED OAK TREES IN GULJANOV DOLAC
Representatives of the "Strilež" Mountaineering Society of Crikvenica and representatives of Public Institution "Priroda" visited the protected oak trees in Guljanov Dolac and agreed upon joint action to be taken … [more]

20 April 2011 / Oruda Island in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago
MEDITERRANEAN SHAGS ARE RINGED ON ORUDA ISLAN
Public Institution Priroda organised the ringing of Mediterranean shags on Oruda Island … [more]

21 April 2011 / Iševnica - Zeleni Vir - Vrajži Prolaz at Skrad
JOINT ACTION OF HRVATSKE ŠUME (CROATIAN FOREST ENTERPRISE) AND PUBLIC INSTITUTION PRIRODA IN CLEANING THE ZELENI VIR AND VRAJŽI PROLAZ SITE
In celebration of Earth Day, Hrvatske Šume and Public Institution Priroda organised a clean-up of the area surrounding Zeleni Vir and Vrajži Prolaz … [more]

10 April 2011/ Rudine - Slivanjska Cove, Krk Island
SPRING CLEANING OPERATION AT SLIVANJSKA COVE NEAR RUDINE ON KRK ISLAND
Members of the Mountaineering Society "Obzova", Krk, have cleaned Slivanjska Cove on Krk Island of piles of refuse … [more]

April 2011 / Rudine - Krk Island
NEW EDUCATIONAL TRAIL FROM BISERUJKA CAVE TO SLIVANJSKA COVE
The Municipality of Dobrinj and Public Institution "Priroda" have announced the opening of a new educational trail alongside Biserujka Cave at Rudine on Krk Island … [more]

9 April 2011/ Lokve, Gorski Kotar
ENVIRONMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN "THE BROWN FROG OF THE LOKVE REGION"
In deference to the time when the highlanders lived in harmony with nature and in accordance to the wisdom of the Lokve elders, the "Rudolf Strohal" Elementary School, together with the Lokve Tourist Board, the Lokve Forest Area Office and Public Institution "Priroda" organised an educational campaign on 9 April 2001, aimed at protecting the brown frog … [more]

30 March 2011/ Rudine, Krk Island
TWO INSTRUCTIVE BOARDS SET UP AT BISERUJKA CAVE ON KRK ISLAND
The Public Institution "Priroda" has set up two instructive boards at Biserujka Cave. This is the first part of a project to design, and mark with signposts, a new educational trail from the cave to Slivanjska Cove. The project aims to improve the cave's tourism infrastructure … [more]

1 March 2011 / Rijeka
2011 PROCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS BY THE UN
Throughout 2011, the Public Institution "Priroda" has plans to organise or participate in a series of events that will mark the International Year of Forests … [more]

20 January 2011 / Rijeka - Public Institution "Priroda"
FILM ABOUT THE NATURAL HERITAGE OF PRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY
Enchantingly Beautiful, a film dealing with natural heritage, has been sent to all schools and pupil dormitories in Primorsko-Goranska County for educational purposes … [more]

17 January 2011 / Rijeka
UNITED NATIONS PROCLAIM 2011 - 2020 THE DECADE ON BIODIVERSITY
Following the end of the International Year of Biological Diversity 2010, the UN has proclaimed the Decade on Biodiversity … [more]

20 December 2010/ Rijeka
CHARITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVE: SELLING OF SPRUCE TREES FROM TRSTENIK MIRE
A charity and environmental drive was organized on 20 December 2010 to help the homeless shelter "Roses of St. Francis" of Rijeka … [more]

13 December 2010/ Biserujka Cave - Omišalj
MEETING WITH THE MAYORS OF OMIŠALJ MUNICIPALITY AND DOBRINJ MUNICIPALITY ON ACTION TAKEN REGARDING BISERUJKA CAVE IN 2010
On 13 December 2010, a meeting was held between the mayors of Omišalj Municipality and Dobrinj Municipality and the Public Institution "Priroda on action taken concerning Biserujka Cave … [more]

December 2010 / Primorsko-Goranska County
ST. JACOB'S PARK IN OPATIJA PROCLAIMED A MONUMENT OF PARK ARCHITECTURE
Based on the Nature Protection Act, Primorsko-Goranska County has adopted an Ordinance on Proclaiming St. Jacob's Park in Opatija a Monument of Park Architecture … [more]

17 November 2010/ Jezero on Krk Island
A BEARDED TIT CAUGHT AND RINGED AT JEZERO ON KRK ISLAND
A bearded tit (Panurus biarmicus), listed in Croatia's Red Book of Threatened Birds, was caught and ringed in the strip of reeds surrounding Jezero near Njivice … [more]

13 November 2010/ Trstenik Mire near Klana
TRIAL TRANSPLANTATION OF PEAT MOSS CARRIED OUT ON NINE SAMPLE PLOTS AT TRSTENIK MIRE NEAR KLANA
According to the plan for revitalising Trstenik, a unique bog habitat near Klana, the professionals of the Natural History Museum of Rijeka and the Public Institution "Priroda" have transplanted peat moss (Sphagnum sp. div.) on nine sample plots … [more]

October 2010/ Jezero on Krk Island
HOTFOOT WEBCAP DISCOVERED AT JEZERO ON KRK ISLAND
The hotfoot webcap (Cortinarius bulliardii), a strictly protected fungal species listed in the Croatian Red Book of Fungi, was discovered in Jarbolac, a wooded area not far from Jezero at Njivice … [more]

16 October 2010/ Cres Island - Griffon Vulture Rescue Centre at Beli
GRIFFON VULTURES RELEASED INTO THE WILD
Eleven griffon vultures were released from the Rescue Centre at Beli on Cres Island … [more]

14 October 2010/ Trstenik Mire near Klana
HABITAT OF THE RARE IMPERIAL CAP MUSHROOM (Catathelasma imperiale) DELINEATED AT TRSTENIK MIRE NEAR KLANA
The Public Institution "Priroda", in cooperation with the Mycological Association "Ožujka" of Rijeka, has delineated the habitat of the imperial cap mushroom (Catathelasma imperiale) in the outer margin of Trstenik Mire near Klana … [more]

1 September 2010 / Gorski Kotar
ONE MORE WOLF EQUIPPED WITH TRACKING COLLAR
As part of the wolf- and large carnivore-tracking project in Gorski Kotar, Dr. Josip Kusak has equipped one more wolf with a tracking collar. The wolf was given the name Karlo … [more]

August 2010 / Gorski Kotar - Suho/Gumance
FEMALE WOLF, NIKI, EQUIPPED WITH TRACKING COLLAR
As part of the wolf- and large carnivore-tracking project in Gorski Kotar, Dr. Josip Kusak has equipped Niki, a young female wolf of the Suho pack, with a tracking collar … [more]

14 July 2010/ Trstenik Mire near Klana
MULTI-ANNUAL PROJECT TO MONITOR AND REVITALISE THE REMAINS OF AN OMBROTROPHIC BOG INITIATED AT TRSTENIK MIRE NEAR KLANA
The Public Institution "Priroda", together with the Natural History Museum Rijeka and in cooperation with the Klana Forest Area Office, has begun a multi-annual project to monitor and revitalise a unique bog habitat in Croatia, included in the National Ecological Network … [more]

3 July 2010/ Crikvenica - Museum of Crikvenica
EXHIBITION "THE LION'S PIT" OPENS AT THE MUSEUM OF CRIKVENICA
An exhibition entitled "The Lion's Pit" and presenting the most recent paleontological findings of the Vrtare Male Pit at Dramalj opened on 3 July 2010 at the Museum of Crikvenica. It is a sequel to last year's exhibition "Discovered Worlds" … [more]

12 May 2010 / Forest Park "Golubinjak" at Lokve
"OPEN HOUSE DAY - ON THE LARGE CARNIVORES AND THE NATURAL ASSETS OF PRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY"
"Open House Day - On the Large Carnivores and the Natural Assets of Primorsko-Goranska County" was held in the Forest Park "Golubinjak" at Lokve under the organisation of the State Institute for Nature Protection and the Public Institution "Priroda". As part of the event, Information Point Kiosks, providing information on the large carnivores and natural assets of Primorsko-Goranska County, were also presented … [more]

30 April 2010/ Cres Museum -Arsan Palace
EXHIBITION "CRES WILD-GROWING PLANTS AND THE HISTORY OF BILINARENJE (HERBALISM) " OPENED IN THE CRES MUSEUM
The Cres Museum has seen the opening of an interesting exhibition "Cres Wild-growing Plants and the History of Bilinarenje (Herbalism)", in which the Public Institution "Priroda" has participated … [more]

28 April 2010 / Opatija - Town Hall
PUBLIC PRESENTATION AS PART OF THE PUBLIC APPRAISAL OF THE PROPOSAL TO PROCLAIM ST. JACOB'S PARK IN OPATIJA A MONUMENT OF PARK ARCHITECTURE
On 28 April 2010, a public presentation was held at the Opatija Town Hall as part of the public appraisal of the proposal to proclaim St. Jacob's Park in Opatija a monument of park architecture … [more]

April 2010/ marine area of Kvarner Bay
MONITORING AND RESEARCHING THE MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL IN THE MARINE AREA OF PRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY
Starting from 18 March 2010, the Mediterranean Monk Seal Group, Association for Wildlife Research and Protection, will be monitoring and researching the caves, habitats and life of the Mediterranean Monk Seal in the marine area of Primorsko-Goranska County … [more]

17 March 2010/ Gerovo, Gorski Kotar
IN CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY FOR WATER, SYMPOSIUM ON THE PROTECTION OF THE BROWN FROG HELD IN GEROVO
In celebration of World Water Day, a symposium entitled "Hand in Hand in Protecting the Brown Frog" was held at Elementary School "Petar Zrinski, Regional School Gerovo, in which the Public Institution "Priroda" took part … [more]

14 March 2010/ Gorski Kotar
LYNX SIGHTED IN PROTECTED AREA AND NATIONAL ECOLOGICAL NETWORK AREA MANAGED BY THE PI "PRIRODA"
In the early evening hours, Marinko Cindrić, ranger of the Public Institution "Priroda", sighted a lynx in the National Ecological Network area, which is also a protected area in Gorski Kotar … [more]

15 March 2010/ Rječina River - Školjić
COMMON GULL SIGHTED ON THE RJEČINA RIVER
Andrej Radalj, external associate of the Institute of Ornithology and the Public Institution "Priroda", has sighted and photographed a common gull (Larus canus) on the Rječina River in the town of Rijeka … [more]

27 March 2010/ Earth Hour 2010
LETTER FROM THE COORDINATOR OF THE EARTH HOUR 2010 CAMPAIGN
The coordinator of Earth Hour 2010 in Croatia has sent us the following letter. The Public Institution "Priroda" supports this campaign … [more]

9 March 2010/ Rječina River at the bridge by Hotel Kontinental
SWANS RINGED ON THE RJEČINA RIVER AT HOTEL KONTINENTAL
The external associates of the Institute of Ornithology and the Public Institution "Priroda" have ringed and marked with neck-collars two of the four swans on the Rječina River in Rijeka … [more]

2 February 2010/ Krk Island - Supovica Cove near Risika
RINGED VULTURE WITH GPS TRACKING DEVICE FOUND DEAD ON KRK ISLAND
Following a search operation, a female vulture named Selena and carrying a GPS tracking device was found dead in Supovica Cove near Risika on Krk Island … [more]

January 2010/ Krk, Rab
NEW INFORMATION PANELS SET UP IN THE PROTECTED AREAS OF KRK ISLAND AND RAB ISLAND
The Public Institution "Priroda" has set up informational panels at Glavotok (Forest Reserve), Košljun (Forest Park Košljun), Baška (for the Prvić Ornithological Reserve) and Rab (Forest Park Komrčar) … [more]

December 2009/ Jezero on Krk Island
FELT LICHEN PELTIGERA PRAETEXTATA DISCOVERED AT JEZERO ON KRK ISLAND
During field research at Jezero near Njivice, the ornithologist Andrej Radalj discovered, in the Jarbolac forest region, a lichen species of the genus Peltigera previously unrecorded on Krk Island … [more]

18 December 2009/ Sungerski Lug
INFORMATION PANEL PLACED AT THE FOREST MIRE WITH BOG ARUM IN SUNGERSKI LUG
The Public Institution "Priroda" has set up an information panel at the forest mire where the Bog Arum (Calla palustris) can be found growing in Sungerski lug. The project for revitalising the mire and setting up the information panel began in 2009 with a donation by the Tomo Horvatinčić Foundation … [more]

11 December 2009/ Opatija
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS TO BE HELD ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
The marking of International Mountain Day will commence in Villa Angiolina in Opatija at 10 a.m. on 11 December 2009, while at 11 a.m. a photography exhibition entitled " In the Bosom of the Mountains" featuring the karst underground and endemic underground fauna will open at the "Juraj Šporer" Art Pavilion in Opatija … [more]

3 December 2009/ Sungerski Lug, Gorski Kotar
SECOND CLEAN-UP OF THE HABITAT OF THE WATER ARUM CARRIED OUT
On 3 December 2009, the employees of the State Institute for Nature Protection, the Faculty of Forestry of Zagreb, and the Public Institution "Priroda" carried out a clean-up of a bog in Sungerski Lug, the only known habitat in Croatia of the rare species Water Arum (Calla palustris) … [more]

November 2009/ Jezero near Njivice on Krk Island
ORNITHOLOGICAL BIRD-RINGING CAMP AT JEZERO NEAR NJIVICE IN 2009
The second ornithological bird-ringing camp was set up from 31 July to 15 October at Jezero near Njivice … [more]

November 2009/ Pakleno in the Obruč Mountain Cluster
AN INTRIGUING SPECIES OF WOODPECKER DISCOVERED IN THE PAKLENO REGION ON OBRUČ MOUNTAIN
During field research needed for a study concerning the protection of Obruč Mountain, Andrej Radalj sighted, recorded and photographed a Three-toed Woodpecker, a boreal bird, for the first time, in this region … [more]

October 2009/ Opatija
OLD OAK TREES RECORDED IN OPATIJA
Through her efforts, Miljenka Šepić, a painter from Opatija and an aficionado of Opatija's ancient oaks, has recorded, depicted and photographed valuable specimens of indigenous oak trees of the Liburnia coast … [more]

12 October 2009 / Sv. Petar on Cres Island
STORMY WEATHER HAS ONCE AGAIN DAMAGED THE OLD OAK TREE AT SV. PETAR ON CRES ISLAND
On 12 October 2009, stormy weather has again damaged the protected ancient oak tree at Sv. Petar on Cres Island … [more]

26 September 2009 / Kamačnik
MSC TRAINING DIVE INTO THE KAMAČNIK SPRING
The Cave Rescue Commission of the Mountain Rescue Service (MRS) has held a training dive into the Kamačnik spring … [more]

1 and 2 September 2009 / Rab Island
IMPORTANT LANDSCAPE LOPAR
Under the organisation of the Public Institution "Priroda", the boundaries of the protected landscape Lopar on Rab Island have been marked out in the field … [more]

31 August 2009 / Lokve - the Lokvarka Cave
EXAMINATION HELD FOR CAVE GUIDES
Following the official opening to visitors of the Lokvarka Cave in Lokve, an examination, under the organisation of the Public Institution "Priroda", was held for potential cave guides … [more]

23 July 2009 / Lokve - Lokvarka Cave
LOKVARKA CAVE OPEN TO VISITORS
After a lengthy break for renovations, the Lokvarka Cave near Lokve, is again open to visitors … [more]

10 July 2009 / Sv. Marko Island
FIELD WORKSHOP AND BEACH CLEANING OPERATION ON SV. MARKO ISLAND, A PART OF THE NATIONAL ECOLOGICAL NETWORK
On Friday, 10 July 2009, under the sponsorship and organisation of the County Information Centre for Sudden Marine Pollution Events (CIC), the children of the Eco Centre Young Guardians of the Environment and the members of the Our Children Association of Rijeka organised a field workshop and a cleaning operation of the beach on the south-western shore of Sv. Marko Island … [more]

June 2009/ Important landscape Lopar on the island of Rab
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR OF GERMAN TOURISTS IN A PROTECTED AREA
In June 2009, the collaborator of the Public Institution "Priroda" on Rab Island reported the inappropriate behaviour of German tourists in the protected landscape of the Lopar peninsula … [more]

4 July 2009/ Baška on Krk Island
GRIFFON VULTURE SAVED FROM A SUBMARINE CAVE AT PRVIĆ ISLAND
On Saturday, 4 July 2009, a call came through to the Public Institution "Priroda" reporting a young griffon vulture trapped on the shore of a submarine cave at Prvić Island . … [more]

3 July 2009/ Crikvenica - Museum of the Town of Crikvenica
EXHIBITION ENTITLED "DISCOVERED WORLDS" OPENED AT THE CRIKVENICA MUSEUM
A photography exhibition entitled "Discovered Worlds" was opened at the Crikvenica Museum on 3 July 2009. Through photographs of fossil remains, the exhibition displays the astonishing but extinct world of Pleistocene animals, together with today's living world of the unique, pale subterranean prawn, a representative of cave life … [more]

6 June 2009 / Delnice-Lokve
INFORMATIVE TRAIL ON JAPLENŠKI VRH OPENED, TOGETHER WITH A MOUNTAIN TRAIL CONNECTING TWO PROTECTED FOREST PARKS OF GORSKI KOTAR AND THE LOKVARKA CAVE
On Saturday, 6 June 2009, in celebration of World Environment Day and World Biodiversity Day, the Public Institution Priroda, together with the Tourist Boards of the Town of Delnice and the Municipality of Lokve, officially opened the Mountain Trail "Japlenški Vrh - Golubinjak", as well as an Instructive Trail in the Forest Park Japlenški Vrh at Delnice. … [more]

5 June 2009 / Rijeka
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
The Primorsko-Goranska County and the Administrative Department for Construction and Environmental Protection, together with the Public Institution Priroda, have marked World Environment Day … [more]

29 May 2009/ Biserujka Cave on Krk Islan
NEW ENDEMIC CAVE SPECIES DISCOVERED IN THE BISERUJKA CAVE
During biospeleological research conducted as one the activities in gathering data required for the protection of the Biserujka Cave, the biospeleologist Roman Ozimec, M.Sc., has made two exceptionally important and interesting findings regarding cave animals … [more]

22 May 2009 / Mali Lošinj
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY AND AMBROZ HARAČIĆ DAY IN MALI LOŠINJ
The Public Institution Priroda, the Association Our Children, and the Tourist Board of the Town of Mali Lošinj have marked the International Day for Biological Diversity and Ambroz Haračić Day … [more]

17 March 2009/ Triget Gorge on the island of Krk
PI "PRIRODA" WORKERS RECOGNISE AND ASSESS THE NATURAL VALUES OF THE TRIGET GORGE ON KRK ISLAND
Fuelled by an article on the Triget Gorge on Krk Island published in the "Croatian Mountaineer" Journal, No. 1 of January 2009, and by a report that mountaineers plan to construct and mark a trail through the gorge, the workers of the Supervision Unit and the Professional Services Unit of the Public Institution "Priroda", together with Mr. Zoran Sekovanić, president of the Mountaineer Society "Obzova", have visited the region … [more]

7 March 2009/Karlići in Vinodol Valley Stijene"
LARGEST AND PROBABLY OLDEST BLACK POPLAR RECORDED IN THE VINODOL REGION
Mrs. Anica Tomašević from the hamlet of Karlići in the Vinodol Valley has informed us that the largest, and probably oldest, black poplar tree (Populus nigra) in this area can be found by the Židovalj spring. In their Chakavian dialect, the local people call this type of tree jeršen. Mrs. Tomašević has also composed a lovely poem about the giant jeršen and the Židovalj spring. … [more]

March, 2009/ Vrtare Male Cave at Dramalj
VRTARE MALE CAVE AT DRAMALJ PROVIDED PREVENTATIVE PROTECTION
By the Resolution of the Ministry of Culture (Class: UP/I-612-07/09-33/0016, file no.: 532-08-02-03/1-09-1 of 23 January, 2009), the Vrtare Male Cave at Dramalj in the Crikvenica Municipality has been placed under temporary protection as a geological and palaeontological natural monument. … [more]

1 mart 2009 / Strict Reserve "Bijele and Samarske Stijene"
FIVE HIKERS RECOVERED IN A RESCUE OPERATION IN THE PROTECTED AREA OF THE STRICT RESERVE "BIJELE AND SAMARSKE STIJENE"
A group of hikers lost in the Strict Reserve "Bijele and Samarske Stijene" requested the help of the MRS. Following the call, the hikers were located and rescued … [more]

14 October 2008 / Baška
INFORMATION PANELS PLACED ON THE PATH LEADING TO THE ORNITHOLOGICAL RESERVE ON THE ISLAND OF KRK
The Public Institution Priroda has set up information panels on the path leading to the Ornithological Reserve Kuntrep on Krk Island … [more]

26 May 2008 / Rijeka
CELEBRATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST LEGAL PROTECTION OF CROATIA'S GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE AND THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANET EARTH
The Public Institution Priroda has plans to mark the International Year of Planet Earth 2008 and the 60th anniversary of the first legal protection of geological heritage in Croatia … [more]

20 May 2008 / Mali Lošinj
CELEBRATING WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY AND AMBROZ HARAČIĆ DAY IN MALI LOŠINJ
The Public Institution Priroda and the Tourist Board of the Town of Mali Lošinj have marked the International Day for Biological Diversity and Ambroz Haračić Day … [more]

17 May 2008 / Forest Park Čikat, Mali Lošinj
CLEANING THE FOREST PARK "ČIKAT" OF MALI LOŠINJ
In collaboration with the Town of Mali Lošinj and the Tourist Board of the Town of Mali Lošinj, the Public Institution Priroda has organised and carried out a cleaning operation in the Forest Park "Čikat" … [more]

12 May 2008 / Sv. Petar, Cres Island
OLD OAK TREE AT SV. PETAR ON CRES ISLAND MARKED WITH AN INFORMATION PANEL
The Public Institution Priroda has marked the old oak tree at Sv. Petar on Cres Island … [more]

14 April 2008 / Brijuni National Park
EMPLOYEES OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES UNIT OF THE PUBLIC INSTITUTION PRIRODA PARTICIPATED IN A BIRD-RINGING SCHEME AT THE BRIJUNI NATIONAL PARK
As part of their regular training activities, the employees of the Professional Services Unit of the Public Institution Priroda have participated in the ringing of Mediterranean Shags in the Brijuni National Park … [more]

5 April 2008 / Belej, Cres Island
ACTIVITIES IN MARKING WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY INITIATED
In collaboration with the Public Institution Priroda, the Association "Our Children" of Mali Lošinj has prepared a number of activities to mark World Biodiversity Day … [more]

19 March 2008/ Rijeka
WORLD DAY FOR WATER CELEBRATED
In collaboration with the Public Institution Priroda, the Young Guardians of the Environment, a section of the Association "Our Children", prepared a number of activities on the occasion of World Water Day, World Forest Day and World Rivers Day … [more]

15 March 2008/ Veli Lošinj
CLEANING UP THE WALKING PATHS OF "POD JAVORI" FOREST PARK IN VELI LOŠINJ
Volunteers of the "Smart" Association of Rijeka participated in clearing the walking paths in the protected "Pod Javori" Forest Park … [more]

15 March 2008/ Klana
SYMPOSIUM "DAYS OF MATKO LAGINJA" IN KLANA
The representatives of the Public Institution Priroda participated in the Symposium Days of Matko Laginja in Klana … [more]

14 March 2008/ Opatija
"ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE" WORKSHOP - OPATIJA
The representatives of the Public Institution Priroda participated in the Environmental Hygiene Workshop held in Opatija … [more]

13 March 2008 / Lokve
ROUNDTABLE ON FROG CONSERVATION IN GORSKI KOTAR
On 13 March 2008, a roundtable was held in Lokve on the topic "Conservation of the European Common Brown Frog in Gorski Kotar"… [more]

12 March 2008 / Sv. Petar on Cres Island
REJUVENATED CROWN OF OLD OAK TREE AT SV. PETAR ON CRES ISLAND
On 10 March 2008, work was carried out to rejuvenate the crown of the protected oak tree at Sv. Petar on Cres Island … [more]

17 - 21 December 2007/ Sv. Petar on Cres Island
CONTINUATION OF ACTIVITIES IN LANDSCAPING THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE PROTECTED OLD OAK TREE AT SV. PETAR ON CRES ISLAND
Under the organisation of the Public Institution "Priroda" activities were continued in landscaping the surrounding of the old oak tree - a protected natural monument - at Sv. Petar near Beli on the island of Cres … [more]

12 December 2007/ Museum of Rijeka
EXHIBITION OPENED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE TOWN OF RIJEKA ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
Under the organisation of the Public Institution "Priroda" and the Natural History Museum of Rijeka, on the occasion of International Mountain Day, an exhibition of photographs entitled "Views of the Mountain Regions of the Kvarner Islands was opened on 12 December 2007 in the Museum of the Town of Rijeka … [more]

13 - 16 November 2007/ Šibenik
CONFERENCE ON NATIVE BREEDS AND VARIETIES AS PART OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE - ŠIBENIK
The Conference On Native Breeds and Varieties as Part of Natural and Cultural Heritage was held in Šibenik from 13 - 16 November. The representatives of the Public Institution "Priroda" participated in the Conference with a paper entitled "Impact of Animal Husbandry on the Biodiversity and Landscape Structure of the Kvarner Bay Islands … [more]

12 - 28 December 2007/ Rijeka
ANNOUNCING THE EXHIBITION "VIEWS OF THE HIGHLAND REGIONS OF THE KVARNER BAY ISLANDS"
Organised by the Public Institution "Priroda" and the Natural Museum of Rijeka, the opening of the exhibition of photographs of the highland regions of the Kvarner Bay islands will take place on 12 December 2007 at noon … [more]

10 October 2007/ Mrkopalj
INFORMATION BOARDS PLACED IN BIJELE AND SAMARSKE STIJENE
The Public Institution "Priroda" has placed information boards at the entrance to the Strict Reserve Bijele and Samarske Stijene … [more]

17 - 21 October 2007/ Hvar
FIRST CROATIAN CONGRESS ON RURAL TOURISM - HVAR
The representatives of the Public Institution "Priroda" participated in the First Croatian Congress on Rural Tourism held in Hvar … [more]

13 September 2007/ Delnice
CLEANING UP "SOBOL'S LIMEKILN" IN THE JAVORNIK AREA NEAR DELNICE
As part of the eco-activities planned in 2007, the Tourist Board of Delnice has launched a drive for cleaning and fixing up "Sobol's Limekiln" [more]

10 September 2007/ Lovranska Draga
LAUNCH OF THE TOURIST BROCHURE "PROTECTED NATURAL HERITAGE"
The brochure Protected Natural Heritage: From the Depths of the Sea to the Mountain Heights of the Kvarner Region was launched in the Hotel Draga di Lovrana on 10 September 2007 [more]

July 2007/ Opatija and Lovran
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL WITH IMAGES OF COASTAL FLORA AND FAUNA SET OUT ON BEACHES IN OPATIJA AND LOVRAN
Educational material of the Public Institution "Priroda" was set out on the beaches of Opatija and Lovran that were awarded the Blue Flag this year [more]

31 July 2007/ Ornithological reserve on Krk Island
RESCUE OPERATION SAVES BOATERS TRAPPED IN THE PROTECTED AREA OF THE SPECIAL ORNITHOLOGICAL RESERVE KUNTREP ON KRK ISLAND
On 31 July 2007 in the inaccessible area of the Ornithological Reserve Kuntrep (Glavine - Mala Luka) on the island of Krk, a rescue operation ended successfully with the rescue of boaters trapped for two days in Orgul Cove due to forceful bora wind [more]

5 July 2007 / Medveja
ILL SEA TURTLE RESCUED
In the sea near the Medveja Beach, an ill sea turtle was found and saved through the efforts of two fishermen [more]

2 July 2007 / "Vražji Prolaz" near Skrad
81-YEAR-OLD MOUNTAIN CLIMBER RESCUED IN THE PROTECTED AREA OF THE RESERVE "VRAŽJI PROLAZ" NEAR SKRAD
In the morning hours, an 81-year-old experienced mountain climber and member of the Mountain-climbing Society slipped on the walking trail and slid down a 20-metre steep cliff in the protected reserve "Vražji Prolaz". [more]

20. June 2007 / Delnice
AT JAPLENŠKI VRH, WALKING TRAIL OPENED AND INFORMATION PANELS SET UP
On the occasion of the Town of Delnice Day, a walking trail was officially opened and information panels set up in the Forest Park "Japlenški Vrh" [more]

18 June 2007 / Sv. Petar on Cres Island
REPAIR OF DAMAGED OLD OAK TREE AT SV. PETAR ON CRES ISLAND
On 18 June 2007, repairs were made to the protected, old downy oak tree at Sv. Petar on Cres Island [more]

1 June 2007 / Rijeka
"YOUNG GUARDIANS OF THE ENVIRONMENT" COMPETITION
On the occasion of the International Environmental Protection Day, the traditional meeting and competition of Young Guardians of the Environment was held in the Korzo ... [more]

22 May 2007/ Kraljevica
KALCI AND WATER SPRINGS IN THE KRALJEVICA REGION
On the occasion of the International Biodiversity Day, a presentation of the project "Kalci and Springs in the Kraljevica Region" was held in the town of Kraljevica [more]

May 2007 / Public Institution Priroda
ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSION OF THE BOOKLET "PROTECTED NATURAL HERITAGE OF THE COUNTY OF PRIMORJE-GORSKI KOTAR" SOON TO BE PUBLISHED
The Booklet in which information regarding all the protected areas and individual protected nature monuments is collected ... [more]

May 2007 / Public Institution Priroda
DAMAGED PROTECTED OAK TREE AT SV. PETAR ON CRES ISLAND TO BE REPAIRED
A strong storm with gale-force winds and heavy rain that hit Cres Island on Sunday, 27 May 2007, has caused damage to the old oak tree - a protected natural monument - at Sv. Petar [more]

22 May 2007 /Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Events in the County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar on the occasion of International Biological Diversity Day [more]

22 May 2007 / Rijeka
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 adopted five key documents ... [more]

8 May 2007 / Sunger
PRELIMINARY MEETING HELD FOR PROTECTING THE HABITAT OF THE WATER ARUM IN THE LOCALITY OF SUNGERSKI LUG NEAR MRKOPALJ
The Water Arum (Calla palustris) is a protected boreal and relict species and its only known habitat in the County and in the whole of Croatia is located at ... [more]

30 April 2007 / Strict Reserve Bijele and Samarske Stijene
INJURED MOUNTAIN CLIMBER RESCUED IN THE PROTECTED AREA OF THE STRICT RESERVE " BIJELE AND SAMARSKE STIJENE"
In the afternoon of 30 April 2007, a mountain climber sustained injuries after falling in the Southern Group of Samarske Stijene, in the barely passable terrain of the Strict Reserve … [more]

April 2007 / Krk
TRAIL MARKINGS PLACED ALONG THE TRAIL TO DIVISKA POND
One of the most interesting landscape features of the island of Krk ... [more]

21-22 April 2007 / Rijeka
ADVENTURE FESTIVAL IN RIJEKA
The Outdoors Sports Society "Ad Natura" organised the, second in a row, Rijeka Adventure Festival 2007 in which the Public Institution "Priroda" participated. [more]

March 2007 / Japlenški Vrh
TRAIL MARKINGS PLACED ALONG THE TRAIL TO JAPLENŠKI VRH
Japlenški Vrh is a popular excursion area of the residents of Delnice and a protected forest park. [more]

11 December 2006 / Museum of the Town of Rijeka
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
Exhibition of the flora of protected mountain areas of the County [more]

12 September 2006. / Public Institution Priroda
OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF WORK
At the premises of the Public Institution "Priroda", the beginning of its work was officially marked [more]