Protection of Nature in the
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures


The griffon vulture,

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Large Carnivores Visitor Centre in Stara Sušica


The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is one of the few areas in Europe that is still inhabited by all three large carnivores: the brown bear, wolf and lynx. In addition to contributing to biodiversity, these animals are also indicators of the preservation of forest habitats.

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News and Interesting Facts

Endemic plants of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County – The Istrian bluebell

The Istrian bluebell (Campanula fenestrellata Feer subsp. istriaca (Feer) Dambolt) is a steno-endemic species of the Kvarner region (Photo 1). Based on recent developments in …

Black pine in Borovica gully at the foot of Mt Obruč

Heavy rain or the rapid melting of snow produces a number of torrential streams that swiftly flow down the slopes of the Obruč mountain cluster. Very interesting from a natural-science perspective, these torrents have carved gullies of differing width, depth and relief features…

Dendroflora of the Liburnian coast (Opatija's winter floral postcard)

Camellias are another of the park’s winter decorations that we should seek out. We can find them not far from Villa Angiolina in an enclosed area that highlights their diversity. Although the camellias are mostly still dormant, their flower buds are swollen, waiting for the weather to become a bit warmer…

Tracking in the snow – wolf tracks

Winter in Gorski Kotar is the best time to go looking for tracks of large carnivores, the wolf and the lynx in particular. All you need is a bit of snow to whiten…


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The Natural Heritage of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

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