State Institute for Nature Protection SINP - includes information on the organization and its habitats plus details and many photographs of protected areas species and habitats


Ministry of Culture - All other environment related Government Ministries, Institutes and Organsations can be reached via the links on the SINP site

Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Croatia: - For further information on EU Projects and Activities contact the Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Croatia -E-mail: delegation-[email protected]

European Commission

NATURA 2000 Networking Site

NATURA Projects (LIFE)


NATURA 2000 Networking Site - useful information on NATURA 2000 and downloads, NATURA 2000 site example pages made and maintained by site managers, access to NATURA 2000 Green Days Calendar and Events

EU Environment Nature and Biodiversity, Habitats Directive - The legal basis for the Natura 2000 network comes from the Birds Directive which dates back to 1979 and the Habitats Directive from 1991.

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 2,750 projects, contributing approximately €1.35 billion to the protection of the environment.

Activities of EU ENVIROMENT - The EU’s priorities are combating climate change, protecting biodiversity, reducing the impact of pollution on health and better use of natural resources, this site give information and further links to all EU Environmentally related sites

Birdlife International - BirdLife International is a global alliance of conservation organisations working together for the world's birds and people.


Nature Parks:
Kopacki rit , Papuk , Lonjsko polje , Medvednica , ┼Żumberak - samoborsko gorje , Velebit, Lake Vransko, Biokovo, Telašcica, Ucka, Lastovsko otocje (only via


National Parks:
Plitvice Lakes , Risnjak , Paklenica , Mljet , Kornati , Brijuni, Krka, Northern Velebit


Other Related Projects:

Implementation of Water Framework Directive - The First EU Twinning Project in Croatia
This project is to improve the water quality standards and water management in Croatia in line with EU standards and requirements and to further strengthen the institutional and administrative capacity of the Croatian water management administration as well as relevant state institutions, stakeholders and NGO’s.


Non - governmental organizations (NGOs):

ECO - forum


Environmental Association 'Sunce'


Green Action,en


Green Istra


The Dolphin Dream Society


Croatian Herpetological Society - Hyla


Ekološka organizacjia EOL


Ecologic Association Green Osijek


Croatian Biological Society


Croatian Association of Bird and Nature Protection


Intenational Organisations:

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC)


United Nations Environmental Programme


UNESCO - United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Wide Fund for Nature


World Wide Fund for Nature global network


Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe


ENRIN (Environmental and Natural Resource Information Network in Central/Eastern Europe) - NIS


NATURA 2000 in Slovenia