Risnjak National Park receives valuable rescue equipment

Jun 7, 2015


Rescuing hikers and visitors in the Risnjak National Park from now on will be much easier thanks to the valuable donation of equipment that was enabled by the project PARCS. Equipment worth HRK 28,000 will ease the employees of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service stationed at Rijeka and Delnice providing the first aid and transporting injured people from the Risnjak National Park. 

Donated equipment includes the UT 2000 stretcher for transport with the possibility of transporting with helicopter, complete basic first aid kit, rope and a bag to heat frostbitten people. Rescue operations will also be possible in the winter, as well in the summer months. 

The donation was enabled by the project PARCS - “Strengthening the Institutional and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System“ by the UNDP Croatia. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, and thanks to the grant of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) worth HRK 27 million. 

The PARCS project aims to strengthen the protected areas, eight national parks and 11 nature parks, and allow their steady development. Effective management, development of visitor infrastructure and branding the system of protected areas will allow parks to realize their potential and become generators of development of local areas and the wider region, in particular through tourism and related activities.