Učka Nature Park, which encompasses the Vela draga geomorphological nature monument, is managed by the Učka Nature Park Public Institution.

This institution was founded by the Government of the Republic of Croatia through the Decree about the establishment of the Učka Nature Park Public Institution (Narodne novine official gazette no. 96/99).

The institution started its work in September 2001.
The institution’s governing body consists of the Administrative Board and the Director.


The Administrative Board consists of five members. These members are appointed by the Minister.

The members of the Učka Nature Park Public Institution Administrative Board are:

Loris Elez, Ph.D., president of the Administrative Board
Marino Golob,, member
Rajko Bačnar, member
Boris Černeha, member
Ivan Živadinović, member
All the activities of the Public Institution are managed by the director who is appointed by the relevant minister.
General manager of the Učka Nature Park Public Institution is Egon Vasilić, M. Polit..

The seat of the Public Institution is in Liganj. Its address is: Liganj 42, 51415 Lovran.

Some of the most important management objectives of the Učka Nature Park Public Institution are:

  • Protecting and preserving the park’s resources
  • Enabling the public to enjoy and better understand the special features of the park
  • Supporting the economic and social well-being of local people
  • Interpreting
  • Educating
  • Researching
  • Promoting the recreational aspects of the park
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