Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran

On Friday 24th February 2017 a lecture titled “Botanical Distinctiveness of The Nature Park Učka” was held in Sinčić Palace in the town of Višnjan.

In this lecture, which was part of the popular lecture series titled “Fridays at 7”, the Park’s biologist Dino Grozić gave an overview of the key distinctiveness of Učka Nature Park – its great biological diversity. He elaborated on the importance of preserving the grassland ecosystem in the area of 160 km2 which the park comprises emphasizing the essential role of the meadows in preserving the biodiversity. He warned of a continued vanishing of the grassland on Učka to the advantage of woodland vegetation in the last several decades which is a direct consequence of the dying out of local herding. This fact leads to a significant disturbance of the dynamic equilibrium in Učka’s wildlife lessening in turn its biodiversity.

The professionals and engaged audience were enticed to bring out practical ideas for the effective counteraction of this unfavorable phenomenon.

Ostale objave

Did you know?

The griffon vulture feeding site

…that griffon vultures, endangered in Croatia, are often flying over Učka in search for food? Once they were nesting here, but today their northern-Adriatic population is decreasing and in order to help in their preservation, a feeding site was build in Učka Nature Park, popularly called 'griffon vulture restaurants'.

The „Two towers“ trail

…that in 2018 a trail named „Two towers“ was established, which connects the town tower in Lovran with the Vojak tower on Učka? The trail goes through the existing hiking trail, and alongside there are educational boards that inform visitors on the flora and fauna of Učka.

The Roman cheese

…that it is traditional on Učka to produce the „molded“ sheep cheese of distinctive taste since the Roman Empire time? Its production was standardized due to its use in the nutrition of the Roman legions, while today's cheese made on Učka doesn't differ much from its antique ancestor.

Slavic mythology

…that the Mošćenička Draga's canyon used to be the scenery of sacred beliefs for the first Slavic settlers on the Kvarner area? The local toponyms like Perun, Babin grob and Voloski kuk witness about the old Slavic cult of Perun.
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