National parks


National Park  Brijuni is a collection of two larger and 12 smaller islands on the western coast of Istria. Kornati has the densest collection of islands in the Mediterranean with a total of about three hundred islands, islets and reefs. Out of them 152 (89) are stretched between Dugi Otok and Žirje and make up the National Park. The Krka National Park is a natural Karst phenomenon with 7 waterfalls, and is extremely rich in endemic species. The Paklenica National Park, which consists of both big and small Paklenica is on the southern part of Velebit – the largest mountain range in Croatia. The Plitvice Lakes National Park, the most famous National Park in Croatia is also the only natural good on the UNESCO list.

The Risnjak National Park near Delnice is a forested mountain area north of Rijeka which asides from being the habitat for numerous wild species also has a natural hydrological monument – the source of the river Kupa. The Northern Velebit National Park is the most valuable part of northern Velebit. Located south west of Dubrovnik, the Mljet National Park includes the western wooded part of the island of Mljet that is significant for its extremely rich Mediterranean vegetation and cultural heritage.


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