Parks Dinarides -network of protected areas of the Dinarides is dedicated to improving, promoting and supporting natural and cultural values of protected Dinaric regions, and to the implementation of best practices of sustainable development and management. Parks of Dinarides network consists of more than 50 protected areas in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosova*, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia.

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Pivka intermittent lakes

Landscape park of Pivka intermittent lakes – The seasonal lakes of Pivka Nature park is located in the south west part of Slovenia. 99% of the park area is included in the Natura 2000 network.

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Ljubljana Moors

It is located in the southernmost part of the Ljubljana basin, in the central part of Slovenia. It is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and belongs to the European list of protected areas Natura 2000.

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Notranjska

Notranjski Regional Park lies within the boundaries of the municipality of Cerknica, in southeastern Slovenia. Cerknica Lake with the environment is registered at Ramsar, the world's list of wetlands of international importance. Also, due to the endangered species of birds it found in the network of protected natural areas, NATURA 2000.

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Kolpa

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Kozjanski park

Kozjansko Park is one of the oldest and largest protected areas in Slovenia. It is located in the east of Slovenia and it has the status of a regional park.

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Brioni

Brioni are fourteen insular green jewels immersed in the blue sea. They stretch along the south-western coast of the Istria peninsula, from which they are divided by approximately 3 km wide Fažana Channel.

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Učka

Nature Park Učka covers the eponymous mountain and part of Ćićarija area. It is located along the northern Adriatic coast on one of the northernmost points of the Mediterranean, binding Istria and the continental part of the Croatia

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Risnjak

Risnjak National Park is located in the northwest of Croatia and in geographic terms it covers forest area of Gorski Kotar. It is located near the Adriatic Sea, about 15 km northeast of the city of Rijeka.

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Northern Velebit

The national park is located on the south of Croatia, stretching in the area of the highest parts of northern Velebit. It includes strict nature reserves Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi, specific geomorphologic phenomena in which so far more than 150 caves.

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Velebit

Nature Park Velebit is the largest and the most complex protected area in the Republic of Croatia. It covers an area of 2200 km2. It stretches from the mountain pass Vratnik in the northwest to canyon Zrmanje in the southeast, in the length of 145 km

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Telašćica

Nature Park Telašćica is located in the central part of the eastern Adriatic coast, in the south-eastern part of Dugi otok (long island).

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Grabovača

Grabovača is a hill, part of the continental part of central Velebit, located between Lika karst plains and Perušić polje (field). It is located at 770 m above the sea level.

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Žumberak Samoborsko Gorje

Nature Park Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje is mostly hilly and mountainous area which covers the southern part of Žumberačka gora and Samoborsko gorje form a natural border of Croatia with Republic of Slovenia, and its northern part on the Slovenian side bears the name Gorjanci.

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Kornati

Kornati National Park covers an area of 217 km2 and includes total of 89 islands and reefs in central part of the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. Islands occupy less than 1/4 of the total park area (slightly less than 50 km2), and the sea surface is predominant in it.

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Paklenica

National Park Paklenica spreads on the south of Croatia, on the coastal slope of southern Velebit, at the entrance to Velika Paklenica Canyon with a height of only ten meters, to the zone of the highest peaks at 1,757 meters.

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Plitvička jezera

The National Park Plitvice Lakes is located in the central part of Croatia on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. With an area of 294.82 km2, it is the biggest one of the eight National Parks of Croatia.

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Medvednica

Medvednica mountain that rises north of Zagreb, with its highest peak Sljeme, which is located at 1035 meters above sea level. The Nature Park lies in the western part of Medvednica, on an area of 179.4 km2.

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Vrana Lake

Vransko Lake covers the area of 30 km2 and represents the greatest natural lake in Croatia.

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Krka

NP Krka is located in the area of Šibenik-Knin County and includes the most beautiful part of the river Krka (two kilometres downriver from Knin to Skradin) and lower flow of the river Čikola. The basic phenomenon of this national park and common thing in surface flows of Dinaric rock mass is travertine.

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Lonjsko polje

Lonjsko polje is located in the central part of Croatia, bordered by the slopes of Moslavačka gora (mountain) and by the highway Zagreb - Slavonski Brod on the north and by the river Sava on the south side. With an area of 50,650 hectares it is one of the largest protected wetlands along the river Danube.

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Lastovo Archipelago

Lastovsko otočje is one of the largest marine protected areas in Croatia, and it belongs to the Dubrovnik - Neretva County. Within the boundaries of the Park, bordered by the lighthouses of islands Sušca, Tajana, Glavata and the cape Struge on Lastovo, there are 44 islands (the largest are Lastovo and Sušac), islets, rocks and reefs of the total area of 53km2 and 143km2 of sea surface.

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Papuk

The most beautiful mountain in Slavonia, sue to its geological heritage, is inscribed on the UNESCO list, as part of European and world association of Geo-parks. Contains rock formations of outstanding geological interest, which are old even over 600 million years, making them one of the oldest rocks in Croatia.

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Biokovo

Right on the coast the mountain Biokovo rises to the highest peak Sveti Jure at 1762 meters and is part of the mountain range of the Dinarides.

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Mljet

Mljet is one of the largest southern Dalmatian islands; it is also the southernmost and easternmost of the larger Croatian islands. The National Park covers an area in the northwest of Mljet, including nearly 5,400 hectares, including islands and reefs, and the sea zone 500 m from the coast. It takes up about a third of the island of Mljet.

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Kopački rit

The area of the Nature Park Kopački rit is located in the north eastern part of the state, which means that it is part of the wider geographical area of eastern Croatia. It is the area that stretches north from the river Drava from the confluence of the Drava and the Danube and upstream on the left and the right bank to the former dock Kazuk.

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Una

The Park area is located in the far west of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the border with Croatia. It encompasses the area canyon part of the rivers Una and Unac, and the space between those two rivers. Waterfalls and rapids of Una represent a remarkable heritage.

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Blidinje

Nature Park Blidinje is located in Herzegovina, in the northern zone of the Dinarides, northwest to Mostar, on the right bank of the Neretva. Sources, lakes, valleys and caves, and other geomorphologic forms represent the magic of this Nature Park.

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Hutovo Blato

In the south Herzegovina, in a typical karst landscape, on the left side of the Neretva River, is located Hutovo Blato, the unique sub-Mediterranean swamp in Europe, only fifteen kilometers from the Adriatic Sea.

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Vjetrenica - Popovo polje

It is located in the south of Herzegovina in the area of south Dinara rock mass, in Popovo polje, near the city of Ravno, 12 km air distance to the Adriatic Sea. The main direction of the cave channels is in the direction of the sea, south-southeast, length of 7 kilometres.

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Vrelo Bosne

Vrelo Bosne represents the spring of river Bosna, located southwest of the city of Sarajevo, below the slopes of the mountains Igman and Bjelasnica. The richness of nature in this area, which attracts a large number of users, is reflected in the quality of drinking water resources, thermal waters, forests, agricultural potentials, attractive locations for tourism and recreation, as well as in numerous cultural-historical heritage goods.

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Trebević

Trebević јe planina u јugoistočnom dijelu Bosne i Hercegovine. Nalazi se јugoistočno od Sarajeva, sa najvišim vrhom od 1627 metara. Sa sarajevskim mahalama na svojim padinama predstavlja jedinstven sklad urbanog i prirodnog.

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Skakavac

Skakavac is located in the northern part of the Canton of Sarajevo, encompassing areas of the southern slopes of Ozren, peak and northern slopes of Bukovik. Skakavac is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it represents a real tourist attraction.

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Bijambare

This protected area is located on the north-eastern slopes of the Canton of Sarajevo, near plateau of Nišići. Area of Bijambare, with Bijambare cave, is a true pleasure for lovers of caves, clear waters, pine forests and forest silence.

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Sutjeska

It is located in the forest and mountain area in the southeast of Republika Srpska, on the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The National Park "Sutjeska" keeps the most diverse complex of the ecosystem in B&H, and it is also one of the most distinctive in the region of Southeast Europe.

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Upper Danube

SNR „Upper Danube“ is a protected natural resource of the first category, which extends along the left bank of the river Danube. It is part of the large marsh complex, which extends through the neighboring countries of Hungary and Croatia and seen as a whole, it represents one of the last great flood-prone areas in the territory of the European continent

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Bagremara

SNR “Bagremara“ is located in the Municipality of Bačka Palanka. Almost 100% of the area is covered with forest and "Bagremara" represents the culture of acacia with very little black walnut and common oak.

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Fruška Gora

Fruška Gora is a lonely island mountain in Pannonia. It is situated in the western part of Serbia, towards the border with Croatia, between two big European rivers, Danube and Sava.

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Tara

NP Tara covers most of the mountain of Tara, which is located in the westernmost part of Serbia. Tara is a pilot area for NATURA 2000, and it is in the framework of the EMERALD Network.

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Mokra Gora

The area of the Nature Park "Šargan - Mokra Gora" is an internationally Important Bird Area (IBA), an internationally Important Plant Area (IPA), the selected area for butterflies in Serbia (Prime Butterfly Areas in Serbia - PBA) and Emerald area.

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Kovilj-Petrovaradin Marshes

Kovilj-Petrovaradin Marches represents a complex of marshy swamp and forest ecosystems. It is situated on the left and the right bank of the Danube, in the floodplains of the middle course, in the southeastern part of Bačka and the northeastern part of Srem.

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Obedska swamp

Once a famous ornithological reserve and today a special nature reserve, this vast swamp-forest complex is located along the river Sava in southern Srem, Vojvodina, Serbia

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Deliblato sands

SNR “Deliblatska peščara/Deliblato sands“ is situated in the extreme southeast of Vojvodina and reaches the river Danube. The area of 35,000 ha is a unique natural phenomenon in Europe. It represents the largest European continental sandstone.

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Đerdap

The National Park Đerdap is located in the north-eastern part of Serbia, on the border with Romania, is the Djerdap National Park. It represents the largest national park in Serbia and extends over an area of 63,608 hectares.

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Piva

Regional park Piva is located in the far northwest of Montenegro, on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first park of its kind in Montenegro, it has international importance because it connects the National Park Sutjeska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the National Park Durmitor (Montenegro)

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Lovćen

National Park Lovćen is situated in the southwest of Montenegro. It rises from the edge of the Adriatic basin, closing the Bay of Kotor, making hinterland of the ancient coastal town of Kotor.

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Durmitor

It is located in the in the north-western part of Montenegro. The characteristics of this Park are diverse ecosystems, some of the highest peaks of the Dinarides, glacial lakes and the Tara River Canyon. Since 1980, it is on the UNESCO list of World Natural and Cultural Heritage.

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Skadar lake

Skadar lake is a National Park dominated by aquatic and wetland ecosystems. It is located on the border between Montenegro and Albania. It is the largest lake in the Balkans with an area of 370 square kilometres.

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Biogradska gora

NP Biogradska Gora is located in the northeast of Montenegro, between the rivers Tara and Lim, in the central part of the mountain Bjelasica. The largest part of the Park is the rainforest reserve in the basin of the Biogradska River and Jezerštica and is one of the oldest protected areas in the world.

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Prokletije

It is located in the northeast of Montenegro, on the border with Albania. Prokletije are one of the biggest mountain ranges in the Balkans with over 50 peaks higher than 2000 meters, and as many as 20 peaks above 2,500 meters.

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Bjeshkët e Nemuna

“Bjeshket e Nemuna” makes west suburb of Kosovo, descending almost vertically to the east and northeast along the end of Dukagjini valley and the valley of the Ibar River. In the West it closes the mountainous border with Albania and Montenegro.

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Sharri

Sharri National Park is located in the south-eastern part of Kosovo. Sharri Mountain represents a separate branch of the Dinarides and gigantic natural border between Macedonia and Kosovo.

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Germia

It is situated northeast of the capital of Kosovo, Priština.Germia is rich in natural garden of Kosovo with trees older than 150 years

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Mavrovo

Mavrovo National Park is located in the southwestern part of the Balkans, near the Macedonian border with Albania and Kosovo, and is part of the municipalities of Mavrovo and Rostusa. This is a great mountain system that stretches along the western edge of the Balkan Peninsula, crossing the borders of several countries.

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Ezerani

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Pelister

Pelister National Park is located on the slopes of the mountain Babe in southwestern Macedonia, above the eastern shores of Lake Prespa, in the western part of Pelagonia plain, only 14 km from the town of Bitolj.

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Jasen

Public company "Jasen" is located in the central part of the Balkans, in the heart of Macedonia. In addition to the Emerald network, certain areas within this area are on IPA (Important Plant Areas) list.

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Parks Dinarides -network of protected areas of the Dinarides is dedicated to improving, promoting and supporting natural and cultural values of protected Dinaric regions, and to the implementation of best practices of sustainable development and management. Parks of Dinarides network consists of more than 50 protected areas in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosova*, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the IJC opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

Vrana lake

Vrana Lake (Vransko jezero) is the largest natural lake in Croatia, one of the last preserved Mediterranean wetland areas. Vrana Lake makes to 60% of the total bird fauna in Croatia. It is the only nesting area in the Mediterranean Croatia for the Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Great white heron (Egretta alba), Small white heron (Egretta garzetta), pigmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus). Special ornithological reserve, a small wetland area of the surface of 8.83 km2, represents the remaining of the former ten times bigger area of Vrana Mud (Vransko blato), also known as "Clear mud" (Vedro blato), drained by digging an ancient canal Prosika in the southeast part of the lake in the 18th century.

Mljet lakes

Mljet lakes are actually deep sea bay created by increasing sea level in the postglacial period. In the past it was the carst region of underground streams, which which for one period probably was freshwater in nature (in the period between 10,000 and 6,000 years before the present), but later was filled with the sea through a system of karst fissures, but also through the narrow passage from the open sea through Solin channel.

Serbian spruce

Serbian spruce (lat. Picea omorika) is a coniferous tree species from the family Pinaceae, which naturally grows in a very small complex and it is endemic specie in Serbia and Bosnia (Podrinje). It was discovered in 1875 by botanist Josip Pancic on Mount Tara, and in 1887 gave it a scientific name and description.

The olm

The olm (proteus anguinus) is an endemic species of underground freshwater habitats of the Dinaric Karst and the only amphibian in Europe living in caves. It can live up to 100 years and it can spend even ten years without food! Olms are quite social, so that the large number of individuals hides in the same place, nestled next to each other. They are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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