Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran

Natura 2000 is a network of protected areas covering Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats.

Its main goal is to protect or restore habitats for more than a thousand endangered and rare species and about 230 natural and semi-natural habitat type.

The Natura 2000 is based upon EU directives, its areas are chosen through scientific measurements, while in management planning for these areas, local inhabitants’ welfare is also taken into account.

The Učka Nature Park Public Institution manages the Habitats Directive and Birds Directive Natura 2000 protected areas of the rest of the Ćićarija plateau that extends all to the Slovenian border, then the Boljunsko and Čepićko polje (field) toward the Istrian inland.

If You happen to notice one od the protected species, You can report Your finding to us via e-mail, helping us track and monitor the species and habitat status and hence their protection.

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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