Wildlife

Velebit’s fauna is remarkably interesting and diverse. With an area of 2200 km2 it presents habitats for species with big home ranges such as large carnivores, the chamois, the golden eagle and the capercaillie.

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Family farms

Family farms are the prime movers of development in rural areas. Their activities are numerous, ranging from arable and livestock farming to beekeeping or growing traditional cultivars of fruit and vegetables.

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Wildlife watch interactive map

Wildlife & biking trails

Partners on this project

Association BIOM

Association BIOM is non-governmental organisation founded in 2006. Main activities are wildlife research and monitoring. Recently, as organisation grew, direct conservation actions like habitat restauration became common activity.

Cave Park Grabovača

Cave Park Grabovača, the only cave park in Croatia, started working at the beginning of 2005 with activities of protection, maintenance, utilization and promotion of geomorphologic monuments of nature in the area of Perušić.

Public Institution Velebit National Park

Velebit has long been recognized for its exceptional natural beauty and biodiversity. Within UNESCO’s programme (MAB – Man and Biosphere ), the Velebit Mountain was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves in 1978.

Public Institution Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in Croatia. It was proclaimed in 1949 due to its extraordinary geomorphology and unique vegetation, especially the best preserved and largest forest complex in Dalmatia.

Public Institution Northern Velebit National Park

Established in 1999, Northern Velebit is the youngest of eight national parks in Croatia. This part of the Velebit Mountain is a true patchwork of the most diverse habitats that are home to numerous plant, fungus and animal species – a wealth that is yet to be explored in its entirety.

The Association LEA

The association LEA was founded in 2012 in Gospić, as a response to the growing need for resolving local ecological and environmental problems.