The Plitvice Lakes
Velebit is the longest in the Dinaric mountain system of exceptional geomorphological resources. Dominated by steep, rocky peaks (the people they called "hips" and "beam") and a separate, closed depression: sinkholes, come, "duliba" and smaller fields.
The world of silence, the freshness and fragrance of vegetation offers numerous hiking pleasure slopes from north to south. Armagh divide the central and southern Velebit and as such represent a significant meeting place marked hiking trails. Peaks of the northern and central Velebit from Zavižan to Baske Ostarije connects about 50 km long hiking trail, named after its designer and builder Premuzaceva trail. lovely brick serpentines, retaining walls, semi tunnels provide bridges and passes through the wildest and darkest Velebit karst. Because of the perfect integration into the natural environment, a masterpiece of architecture and is justifiably called educational trail. The trail provides a unique view of the sea, islands and inner landscapes of the mountains.
The highest concentration of towering attractive sites located in its northern part, between Vratnik and great Alan. There is Zavizan with botanical reserve and Velebit botanical garden, Botanists have identified 2700 plant species and 78 plant edema. Štirovača in turn valley located at about 1100 m above sea level, which is the closed on all sides by wooded slopes. Its bottom is covered with spruce that is one of the most beautiful coniferous forests in Croatia. Mountain trails are marked with a white dot in a red circle (on the tree or stone), is characterized by access to the peaks, caves, mountain lodges and shelters.
UNESCO (Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization United Nations) supports the recognition and protection of cultural and natural heritage around the world, who are considered outstanding value to humanity. In 1972. UNESCO adopted the Convention on the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Natural heritage refers to outstanding physical, biological and geological formations, habitats of endangered species of plants and animals and the preservation of areas of scientific and aesthetic values.
Delivering opinions IUCN (The World Conservation Union), from April 1979., The Plitvice Lakes deserve the status of natural World Heritage property, primarily based on creating a smooth travertine and hydrological systems, met the criteria for inclusion in the List of World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO .
Proclamation of National Park Plitvice lakes worldwide right and enter the UNESCO list of World Heritage 26th October 1979., obliges us to preserve and maintain the existing state of nature.
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