Conservation and protection of natural resources and richness of biodiversity are the main determinants of the new Ordinance on the protection and preservation of the Krka National Park, which adopts measures for protection, conservation, improvement and use and confirms the management zones of the Krka National Park. Attachment: Ordinance on the protection and preservation of the Krka National Park For example, this means that mowing and traditional grazing of breeds and livestock is allowed under human supervision, except on steep canyon slopes, Skradinski buk and Roški slap and the visitor infrastructure subzone. NP “KRKA” LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE SPECIALIZED ONLY IN CYCLOTURISM – KRK BIKE “In the strict protection zone, the goal of management is the preservation of natural processes and habitats and their components”, emphasized the expert leader of the Public Institution “NP Krka” Dr. sr. Drago Marguš explained that “the zone of targeted protection includes pre-natural ecosystems: grasslands, pastures, aquatic habitats, etc., which for the purpose of long-term conservation require the implementation of active management measures for maintenance or restoration. “In the zones of targeted protection, it is allowed to implement active conservation and revitalization measures without which the essential characteristics of the area would change. Agricultural activities are allowed in accordance with management objectives for the conservation of biological, geological and landscape value. ” Margus emphasized. At a time when the world is facing the challenges of climate change, sustainability is set as an imperative for future development, especially in tourism, not to mention natural resources such as the Krka National Park. Photo: NP Krka It is forbidden to swim in the Krka National Park Photo: NP Krka SUSPENDED PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER THE KRKA RIVER CANYON A NEW UNIQUE TOURIST ATTRACTION IN KRKA NP The Ordinance applies to employees of the Public Institution “NP Krka”, residents of the National Park, owners and holders of real estate rights in the Park and members of their families, natural and legal persons who perform permitted activities in the area of NP “Krka”, visitors and other users of the Park . The Ordinance, adopted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy of the Republic of Croatia, entered into force on 21 December 2019, and you can read it in the attachment. In relation to the old Ordinance from 2011, the new one brings a detailed explanation of the zoning of NP “Krka”, which includes management zones of strict and targeted protection and zones of use and subzones of settlements, visitor infrastructure, use of natural resources and roads in line with the Management Plan. , a ten-year strategic document and the attached zoning map. However, due to the centuries-long coexistence of man with the river, swimming is allowed to the local population in the following locations: Stinice, Remetić – Pisak and downstream from Roški slap. Thus, swimming at Skradinski buk will no longer be allowed, which was the most attractive for visitors. The entire survival of the Krka river basin and its living world is based on the development of travertine barriers, so the preservation of the travertine deposition process is the basic goal of the Public Institution “NP Krka”. With the intention of implementing active measures of preservation and revitalization and harmonization of cooperation and activities with the local community, the new Ordinance adopts innovations in accordance with long-term strategic goals and new sustainable management measures that are the basis of the future management plan and spatial plan. “The public institution ‘Krka National Park’, on the eve of its 35th birthday, is about to adopt important strategic documents that will determine the path we want to take towards our mature years. What kind of ecosystem we will leave to future generations is our most important task and in accordance with it, a new Ordinance has been adopted. After many years of reflection and numerous researches, consideration of the needs of both nature and us people who in one way or another use what Krka has given us, measures have been adopted that will contribute to long-term sustainable management and nature protection “, said the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park” Nella Slavica and added: “The entire Ordinance is strongly focused on the conservation of resources and richness of biodiversity, whether it is the regulation of the number of visitors, waste disposal, hunting and fishing or deforestation. The manner of use of water and public water resources in subzones is clearly defined and obliges users to submit annual work plans harmonized with the activities of the Institution. ” Photo: NP Krka For this reason, the new Ordinance prohibits swimming in the Krka National Park from 1 January 2021. The local population and economic entities have been provided with a period of adjustment, through open dialogue, cooperation and assistance from the Public Institution, point out the NP Krka. On the other hand, hunting and fishing are not allowed activities in the National Park. Namely, due to its geological past, the river Krka is home to endemic fish species, and its banks preserve the habitats of many endangered animals. It is therefore considered a natural monument of the highest category and should be preserved as such for the future. RELATED NEWS:
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