Being positioned on the boundary between Istria and Kvarner, in immediate proximity to the sea, and having many specific vegetation features, make the mountains of Učka and Ćićarija a very interesting area with regard to the altitudinal distribution and characteristics of the local fauna. Learning more about the fauna will enable us to make a better management plan with the aim of protecting species and thus the whole area, since fauna is one of the key components in the natural balance needed for a healthy environment and life. All animals are closely connected and related to their habitats, therefore it is impossible to speak about them or their protection without taking into account their natural habitats.
Due to the lack of more recent data, local fauna has not been researched completely. This is why conducting new scientific research that will give an insight into the actual state of the park fauna is one of the priority management objectives of this public institution.