[New publication] Nature of Croatia - Capital for the Future

Mar 20, 2015

Apollo (Parnassius apollo) is considered to be a rare and and threatened butterfly species/L. Katušić

Rich and diverse nature is the most valuable resource available to us, and conserved nature ensures all the functionalities necessary for life and economic development. As it is in the rest of the world, nature in Croatia is under constant pressure due to human activities, and the elements of nature are increasingly threatened despite significant efforts that are being invested in conservation. 

Despite the fact that knowledge on biodiversity and geodiversity is still incomplete and is being continuously updated and accompanied by the development of nature conservation mechanisms, the awareness of Croatian citizens regarding the need for nature conservation and its inevitable role in the development of society is quite high.

The survey conducted in 2013 in Croatia pointed out that the support of the public for nature conservation is at a high level (over 60% of respondents pointed out that Croatia’s conserved nature is of the largest value to them); however, it also made it clear that there is a need for further education on the matter, which is also the purpose of this publication.

This publication has been prepared with the assistance of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).