The semi-desert-like landscape at Bosar on Krk Island. Sparse types of grasses, reeds and rushes grow in the rocky soil, which is continuously parched by the blazing sun, washed away by rain and torrents, and blown away by strong gusts of the bora wind. If the forecasts of scientists regarding
modern climate change come true, these types of landscapes could multiple on the Kvarner islands or transform into real deserts in which it will become increasingly more difficult for soil to develop and take hold, and plant life will be reduced to even scarcer remnants.
Announcing the exhibition “Views of the Highland Regions of the Kvarner 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 islands entitled “Views of the Highland Regions of the Kvarner Islands” will take place in the
Museum of Rijeka on 12 December 2007 at noon. This exhibition presents some 20 photographs of the landscapes of highland regions of the Kvarner islands and their typical flora and fauna. Organised for the occasion of International Mountain Day, the exhibition will remain open from 12 – 28 December
The theme of International Mountain Day 2007 focuses on climate change, under the catchphrase Facing Change: Climate Change in Mountain Areas. The theme of the exhibition dovetails with that of International Mountain Day, given that the mountain regions of the Kvarner islands
are as often as not exposed to the bora wind and salt spray, with large areas completely deforested down to the bedrock. The predicted climate change could lead to more erosion of the remaining, sparse soil and to even greater desertification of the landscapes