Javna ustanova Park prirode Velebit u srijedu, 05. srpnja 2017. godine, biti će domaćin druženja posvećenog botanici, ali na malo drugačiji način.
Mr.sc. Biserka Juretić, voditeljica Botaničkog vrta Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu i pročelnica Sekcije botaničkih vrtova, arboretuma i botaničkih zbirki Hrvatskog botaničkog društva i Dr.sc. Sanja Kovačić, stručna savjetnica u Botaničkom vrtu Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, bit će naše gošće i održati predavanja BOTANIČKI VRTOVI JUČER, DANAS, SUTRA – trebamo li botaničke vrtove u 21. stoljeću? (Mr.sc. Juretić Biserka) i BOTANIČKI TURIZAM – biljni svijet kao temeljni fenomen zaštićenog područja prirode (dr. Kovačić Sanja).
Za sve zainteresirane, kako one iz velebitskog životnog i strukovnog okruženja, tako i slučajne prolaznike i putnike namjernike, ovo je poziv na dijalog o prirodnim vrijednostima koje nas okružuju, a koje možda ne doživljavamo kao – vrijednosti!
Mi Vas pozivamo, Vi nas posjetite - u srijedu, 05. srpnja 2017.g. u 10,00 sati, u upravnoj zgradi Javne ustanove Park prirode Velebit u Gospiću, Kaniža Gospićka 4b.
The Theresiana Road was built back in 1786, at the request of the then Austrian Emperor Joseph II, in an effort to better link the towns of Gospić and Karlobag in passenger and commercial transport, replacing the already existing but outdated Karolinska Road. The new road was named after the Empress Maria Theresa, and the Croatian Ministry of Culture protected it as cultural heritage in 2007.
Following the gathering at the Baške Oštarije hostel, volunteers who came from throughout Croatia proceeded to the Theresiana Trail together with Park staff. They cut and cleared shrubs and branches along the trail, ending the day tired but pleased with their useful effort aimed at conserving this important part of cultural heritage.
On 24 March 2017, representatives of the Velebit Nature Park visited the Jure Turić Elementary School in Gospić and held an interactive presentation entitled International Day of Forests for pupils of the class 4c. Through the presentation and interactive games, the pupils got acquainted with the importance of biodiversity in the Nature Park.
We thank the teacher Ana Nikšić and pupils of the class 4c for their participation.
A workshop entitled "Linking Local Communities in the Protected Area – Assessment of Local Community Inclusion", organized by the Velebit Nature Park and the organization WWF Adria, was held in the Nature Park Public Institution today.
The aim of the workshop is to recognize best practice examples that could be used in other protected areas, but also to determine any shortcomings in the existing level of cooperation and ways in which they might be improved. The assessment is done by using two questionnaires, one of which serves to collect data from the perspective of the protected area, and the other to collect data from the perspective of the local community.
Velebit Nature Park Public Institution is organizing a meditation in nature under the expert guidance of Nikola Baričević, trainer from the company Briks Sport, on the occasion of marking the Velebit Nature Park Day and the Parks of Croatia Week. The meditation will be held in Baške Oštarije (at the ski lift) on 29 May 2016 at 9:00.
On the occasion of marking the International Day for Biological Diversity, Nature Protection Day, Velebit Nature Park Day and Parks of Croatia Week, Velebit Nature Park Public Institution is organizing a free visit and guided tour of Cerovačke Caves for pupils of the Lovinac Elementary School on 27 May 2016.
On the occasion of marking the International Day for Biological Diversity, Nature Protection Day, Velebit Nature Park Day and Parks of Croatia Week, Velebit Nature Park Public Institution is organizing an exhibition of photographs submitted in the photo competition organized on the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March 2016). The photo competition also includes awards, which will be given to the authors of three best photographs. The opening of the exhibition will take place in the management building of the Velebit Nature Park (Kaniža gospićka 4b, Gospić) on 25 May 2016 at 18:00.
In the introduction, the lecturer presented speleology as a connected set of human activities with the aim of discovery, research, documentation, promotion, protection and sustainable use of speleological sites. The lecturer emphasized the importance of technical speleology, preparation of research documentation on caves and pits, and scientific research of the origin and development of speleological sites.
What followed was a brief overview of the history of exploration of Cerovačke špilje, combined with a presentation of results of recent research being performed by the Karlovac Speleological Society since 2006. In this period, several new, previously unknown channels were discovered in Donja Cerovačka cave, and the total known length of the cave grew from 2779 meters to 4058 meters, with the cave advancing from the 17th to the 11th place in Croatia in terms of length. Most of the new channels were discovered by technical climbing in tall cave chimneys. In 2015, a previously unknown phenomenon was discovered in Gornja Cerovačka cave – a narrow passage in the Medvjeđi rov channel, leading into a 100 meters deep vertical cavity. At the bottom of this vertical cavity, there is a network of channels and galleries. Over 1500 meters of them have been researched so far, with research continuing. The known length of Gornja Cerovačka cave thus grew from 1295 meters to the current (and not yet complete) 2900 meters. As a result, this cave moved from the 42nd to the 17th place on the list of the longest caves in Croatia, and its explored depth already exceeds 200 meters. The newly discovered channels in this cave also represent the lowest known level of channels in the Cerovačke špilje cave complex. Continuing his lecture, Professor Bočić explained the relevance of Cerovačke špilje, and in particular the relevance of new discoveries for the interpretation of geological and geomorphological development and speleogenesis of the area of Crnopac. Towards the end, the lecturer provided a brief overview of scientific research currently ongoing in the caves: geological and geomorphological mapping, measurement of denudation intensity, microclimate and hydrology monitoring, and paleoclimatic reconstruction using stable isotopes in dripstones. The lecture was accompanied by superb photographs taken by Dinko Stopić, Ksenija Priselac and other members of the research team. Various visual materials and presentations (drawings, maps, profiles, etc.) were used as well, in order to bring the topic closer to visitors. The lecturer took the opportunity to point out the role of all those who provided assistance in this research in any manner, thus contributing to the achievement of results, and thanked them on behalf of the research organizer and on behalf of all members of the research team. In particular, Mr. Bočić thanked the Velebit Nature Park staff, Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, and the Svetina family.
All parks of Croatia participated in the first Project workshop, and it was a wonderful opportunity to be able to share experiences with colleagues from other parks. In the course of two workshop days, we became acquainted with future fee collection systems in all parks; pricing methodology; the future web portal for Croatian parks at www.parkovihrvatske.hr; and the #menivrijedno campaign promoting all parks of Croatia. After the working session, all participants visited the cave site Cerovačke špilje. Please join us in sharing pictures through social networks by using the hashtag #menivrijedno.