Protection of Nature in the
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures


The griffon vulture, the only vulture species in Croatia, still nests only on the islands of Cres, Plavnik, Krk and Prvić. The griffon vultures of the “Kvarner population” are unique in the world in that they build their nests on cliffs rising sheer from the sea.

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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

Rječina River Day – the river's torrent tributaries

A fairly large number of torrent tributaries flow into the Rječina River, as do the runlets of numerous springs found near the river bed… they contribute significantly to the power of the Rječina River during heavy rainfall and snowmelt in the mountains…

The predatory shieldbug and threatened butterflies

Picromerus bidens is a shieldbug that attacks and feeds on many different types of insects, in particular butterfly caterpillars and the larvae of beetles and hymenoptera…

Another lynx fitted with a GPS tracking collar – Andrea, a young female

As part of the EU-funded Carnivora Dinarica project, a young female lynx, estimated to be two years old and weighing 16 kg, was caught in a cage trap in the hinterland of Klana…

“MISSING” – lynx’s GPS/GSM tracking collar!

If anyone in the territory of Gorski Kotar (foresters, hunters, hikers, mushroom gatherers, cyclists, etc.) should happen to see or find a tracking collar…


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Čudesno Lijepa

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The Natural Heritage of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

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In case you find a hurt or ill wild animal, or an abandoned young in need of help