NEW INFORMATION PANELS SET UP IN THE PROTECTED AREAS OF KRK ISLAND AND RAB ISLAND
During January, as part of the project of marking protected
areas, the Public Institution “Priroda” has set up several standard-size
information panels (100 x 70 cm) at protected areas on the islands of
Krk and Rab, which have not previously been marked (in other protected
areas on both of these islands of the Kvarner Bay, information panels,
as well as instructive panels, have already been put in place).
In addition to providing brief information on the category
of protection and the interesting nature facts of each protected area,
the panels also feature photos and drawings of details typical of each
area’s landscape, flora and fauna. For example, the panel for the Forest
Park Komrčar presents an illustration of the eye-catching Cleopatra Butterfly;
the Košljun panel shows some of the mushrooms growing in the forest park
(Košljun is known as the “islet of mushrooms”!); the Glavotok
panel features the Spring Cyclamen; and the panel for Prvić, located in
Baška for the present, shows the Griffon Vulture and the Short-toed Eagle.
Because of the special vulnerability of the ornithological
reserve on Prvić Island, visitors are cautioned “…not to jeopardise,
through any of your activities, the natural values of this special reserve,
in particular, its flora and fauna…”. Visitors are also asked not
to disturb the nesting vultures by motorboating, yelling or clapping,
and to safeguard the rich marine environment of the protected aquatorium
surrounding Prvić Island.