Photo 1. The griffon vulture named Nika was one of the first two vultures admitted to the Rescue Centre. Over the next five months, a total of five griffon vultures made successful recoveries at the Centre. Once restored to health, all the birds – Nika, Beli, Renato, Vili and Bugar – were set free in early December. (Photo by Patrik Krstinić)
VISITOR CENTRE AND RESCUE CENTRE AT BELI ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO VISITORS
From Monday, 12 December 2016, the Visitor Centre and Griffon Vulture Rescue Centre at Beli on Cres Island will be temporarily closed to visitors due to a continuation of construction work at the Centre. The public will be informed in due time about the Centre’s re-opening, which is planned for the beginning of the next tourist season.
Since being opened five months ago, the Visitor and Rescue Centres have welcomed some 3,500 visitors (http://www.ju-priroda.hr/supovi.asp?iddb=162 , Photo 2). Visitors could enjoy the temporary exhibition about griffon vultures and the photography exhibition „Wondrously Beautiful: The Natural Heritage of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County“. The five vultures recovering in the Centre were successfully set free (http://www.ju-priroda.hr/novosti.asp?iddb=212 , Photo 1).