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NATIONAL PARKS

BRIJUNI-National Parks Brijuni is the name of a group of islands and a national park (since 1983) along
   the western coast of Istria, located 6 km from Pula; The coastline of these islands are well indented; the
   combined total length being 37.8 km. The surface of the islands are fairly level, making the vegetation of    the islands extremely rich.

KORNATI is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, consisting of 147 islands, islets
   and reefs making up a total area of 69 sq. km. The Kornati area is one of the richest fishing grounds in
   the Adriatic, known especially for its ''bent'' fish. There is also a modern, well equipped marina ''Piskera
   ACI Marina'' located on the Island of the same name.

KRKA is located in Dalmatia and springs out at the western foot of Dinara Mountain and flows into the sea
   near Sibenik. Krka National Park may be reached from Skradin by a National Park boat, which goes
   upstream to Skradinski Buk. Another way to travel to the Park is by automobile. You may drive to the
   entrance in Lozovac. From Lozovac, National Park buses then take visitors to Skradinski Buk. The Roski
   Slap Waterfall may be reached by car via Miljevci or Skradin.

MLJET is an island in the southern Dalmatian archipelago, south of the Peljesac Peninsula, and is
   separated from it by the Mljet Channel. In the interior of the island are another four small, submerged
   karats valleys, called "Blatine" or "Slatine" (eel fishing grounds). Larger coves found there are Luka,
   Polaca, Tatinica, Sobra, Luka Prozura, Okuklje and Saplunara. Along the coast are numerous islets.
   Mljet has ferry lines which connect it to Peljesac and Dubrovnik.

PAKLENICA (since 1949) is in the south-eastern part of the Velebit littoral slope, close to
   Starigrad. It covers an area102 sq. km and comprises one of the largest forest areas of the
   Mediterranean (1,840 hectares) and two picturesque canyons (with the outstanding karst phenomena),
   Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica. Its magnificent beauty and charm is enjoyed not only by hikers and
   mountaineers, but also by a number of excursionists, nature-lovers, flora and fauna enthusiasts.

PLITVICKA JEZERA makes up 16 interlinked lakes between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica
   Mountain, in the region of Lika. Due to their natural beauty and significance, the Plitvice Lakes and a
   large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. The National Park is divided
   into a broad and a narrow protection zone which defines the level of protection. Some traditional
   occupations, such as animal grazing on certain pastures and forest management (according to stringent
   regulations) are permitted in the broad protection zone. In the narrow protection zone only protective
   measures are permitted.

RISNJAK a mountain massif and national park is located in the western part of Gorski Kotar, 18 km
   Northeast of Rijeka; The area of Risnjak Mountain plays a significant role in vacation tourism, and
   represents an attractive destination for excursions, climatic resorts, excellent winter sports, mountain
   tours, hunting and fishing in streams and artificial lakes.