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Categories of protected areas in Croatia

The Nature Protection Act (OG 80/13) stipulates nine categories of Protected Areas. The national categories largely correspond to the internationally recognised IUCN Protected Area categories.

Interactive web map of Protected Areas in Croatia

The table below lists the protected area category, the management level and the proclaiming body.

 


Protection category

Purpose

Management level


Proclaiming body



STRICT RESERVE

conservation of intact nature, monitoring the state of nature and education county Goverment of the Republic of Croatia


NATIONAL PARK
conservation of intact natural values, scientific, cultural, educational and recreational national Croatian Parliament


SPECIAL RESERVE
conservation due to its uniqueness, rarity or representativeness, and of particular scientific significance county Goverment of the Republic of Croatia


NATURE PARK
protection of biological and landscape diversity, educational, cultural, historical, tourist and recreational national Croatian Parliament


REGIONAL PARK
protection of landscape diversity, sustainable development and tourism county County Assembly of City Assembly (City of Zagreb)


NATURE MONUMENT
ecological, scientific, aesthetic or educational county County Assembly of City Assembly (City of Zagreb)


SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPE
conservation of landscape values and biological diversity, or cultural and historical values or landscape of preserved unique characteristics,  leisure and recreation county County Assembly of City Assembly (City of Zagreb)


PARK FOREST
conservation of natural or planted forests of greater landscape value, leisure and recreation county County Assembly of City Assembly (City of Zagreb)


PARK ARCHITECTURE MONUMENT
conservation of artificially developed areas or trees having aesthetic, stylistic, artistic, cultural, historic, ecological or scientific values county County Assembly of City Assembly (City of Zagreb)

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