National parks in
Croatia
MADE BY:
KATARINA SMETKO AND
MARTA BOČKAJ
 444

different protected
areas
 Most important are 8
national parks
 3 are in mountain
areas: Paklenica,
Northern Vele...
Possible activities
 In

the mountains - walking, hiking,
cycling, observing and photographing of
wild animals, bird watc...
RISNJAK

NP RISNJAK
 Was

declared a national park in 1953.
because of its vegetation
 It is a mountain only 15 km air d...
RISNJAK
 Connects

the Alps and Dinarides, Mediterranian
and Pannonia - almost all types of forests in small
area
NORTHERN VELEBIT

NP NORTHERN VELEBIT
 Established

in 1999
 The youngest of eight national parks in
Croatia
 Velebit –...
NORTHERN VELEBIT
 The

park is inhabited by four species of large
predators: brown bear, bobcat, wolf and wild cat.
 Man...
NORTHERN VELEBIT
PAKLENICA

NP PAKLENICA
was declared in1949
 Paklenica is named
after pitch pine
(“paklina”)
 Is also on the Velebit
mou...
PAKLENICA

There are 39 pits
and 37 caves
 Was setting for
European western
films –Winnetou
was filmed there

PAKLENICA
KRKA

NP KRKA
 Was

declared a national park in 1985
 NP Krka got its name after the river Krka
KRKA
 The

park has got seven beautiful waterfalls incurred
by the flow of the Krka river through limestone
surface
 inc...
KRKA
 Possible

activities - participation in the old crafts.
THE PLITVICE LAKES

NP PLITVICA LAKES
 Was

declared a national park in 1949
 On the UNESCO list of World Natural
Herita...
THE PLITVICE LAKES
THE PLITVICE LAKES
 In

the park you can see nature preserved in original
state and learn a lot from information tables a...
THE KORNATI

NP KORNATI
 was

declared a national park in 1980
 Consists of 89 islands – which have
unusual forms and ex...
THE KORNATI
 The

first traces of human presence on the Kornati
islands date back to the Neolithic - the evidence is
the ...
THE KORNATI
MLJET

NP MLJET
 Was

declared a national park in 1960
 located in South Dalmatia, west from
Dubrovnik
 It is considere...
MLJET

 Found

remains of
a Roman Villa
Rustica and
remains of
thermal baths
 Benedictine
Monastery of St.
Mary
MLJET
BRIJUNI

NP BRIJUNI
 founded

in 1983.
 2 larger and 12 smaller islands along west
coast of Istria, near town Pula
 Has...
BRIJUNI
A

special attraction of Brijuni is a safari park located
on the northern edge of the Great Brijun in a
fenced ar...
BRIJUNI
 Possible

activities: hiking, biking, horseback riding,
electric cars, cruises, scuba diving, water sports and
r...
Come and visit our
NATIONAL PARKS!
 There

you can also play some traditional
games.
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Nacionalni parkovi

  1. 1. National parks in Croatia MADE BY: KATARINA SMETKO AND MARTA BOČKAJ
  2. 2.  444 different protected areas  Most important are 8 national parks  3 are in mountain areas: Paklenica, Northern Velebit, Risnjak  2 are natural water phenomena: the Plitvica Lakes and the Krka River  3 located on islands: the Kornati Islands, the Island of Mljet, the Brijuni Islands IN GENERAL:
  3. 3. Possible activities  In the mountains - walking, hiking, cycling, observing and photographing of wild animals, bird watching, visiting caves, recreational fishing and skiing, trekking  On the islands – cruises, scuba diving, recording and photographing the underwater world
  4. 4. RISNJAK NP RISNJAK  Was declared a national park in 1953. because of its vegetation  It is a mountain only 15 km air distance from the sea, not too far from town Rijeka  Got its name after a bobcat, lynx (ris)
  5. 5. RISNJAK  Connects the Alps and Dinarides, Mediterranian and Pannonia - almost all types of forests in small area
  6. 6. NORTHERN VELEBIT NP NORTHERN VELEBIT  Established in 1999  The youngest of eight national parks in Croatia  Velebit – the king of Croatian mountains  High peaks and deep caves
  7. 7. NORTHERN VELEBIT  The park is inhabited by four species of large predators: brown bear, bobcat, wolf and wild cat.  Many endemic botanical species like velebitska degenija – the symbol of Velebit
  8. 8. NORTHERN VELEBIT
  9. 9. PAKLENICA NP PAKLENICA was declared in1949  Paklenica is named after pitch pine (“paklina”)  Is also on the Velebit mountain  The highest peak is Vaganski vrh (1757 m) 
  10. 10. PAKLENICA There are 39 pits and 37 caves  Was setting for European western films –Winnetou was filmed there 
  11. 11. PAKLENICA
  12. 12. KRKA NP KRKA  Was declared a national park in 1985  NP Krka got its name after the river Krka
  13. 13. KRKA  The park has got seven beautiful waterfalls incurred by the flow of the Krka river through limestone surface  includes the remains of an ancient aqueduct, military camp Burnum, old Croatian medieval fortress from the 14th century, Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac.
  14. 14. KRKA  Possible activities - participation in the old crafts.
  15. 15. THE PLITVICE LAKES NP PLITVICA LAKES  Was declared a national park in 1949  On the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage since 1979  Croatian most known national park  There are 16 little lakes connected with waterfalls – the biggest is Prošćansko lake
  16. 16. THE PLITVICE LAKES
  17. 17. THE PLITVICE LAKES  In the park you can see nature preserved in original state and learn a lot from information tables and materials
  18. 18. THE KORNATI NP KORNATI  was declared a national park in 1980  Consists of 89 islands – which have unusual forms and extraordinary relief structure  located in central Dalmatia, south from Zadar and west from Šibenik
  19. 19. THE KORNATI  The first traces of human presence on the Kornati islands date back to the Neolithic - the evidence is the stone axe found in the field  Arrival of Croats-13th century
  20. 20. THE KORNATI
  21. 21. MLJET NP MLJET  Was declared a national park in 1960  located in South Dalmatia, west from Dubrovnik  It is considered as most beautiful island in the Adriatic sea because of diversity of Mediterranean vegetation
  22. 22. MLJET  Found remains of a Roman Villa Rustica and remains of thermal baths  Benedictine Monastery of St. Mary
  23. 23. MLJET
  24. 24. BRIJUNI NP BRIJUNI  founded in 1983.  2 larger and 12 smaller islands along west coast of Istria, near town Pula  Has preserved Mediterranean vegetation, cultural heritage from Roman and Byzantine time  before was tourist destination of world statesman and aristokracy – summer residence of Josip Broz Tito
  25. 25. BRIJUNI A special attraction of Brijuni is a safari park located on the northern edge of the Great Brijun in a fenced area, and was formed in 1978.
  26. 26. BRIJUNI  Possible activities: hiking, biking, horseback riding, electric cars, cruises, scuba diving, water sports and recreation on the water, the underwater world, golf and tennis.
  27. 27. Come and visit our NATIONAL PARKS!  There you can also play some traditional games.

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