Protected nature

Protected nature

T he Nature Protection Act (Official Gazette 80/13) prescribes nine categories of protection in the Republic of Croatia: strict nature reserve, national park, nature park, special nature reserve, regional park, nature monument, significant landscape, forest park and park architecture monument.

In the Municipality of Medulin there are four protected areas: Kašteja Forest Park, Soline Hill Forest Park near Vinkuran, significant landscape of Upper Kamenjak and significant landscape of Lower Kamenjak and the Medulin Archipelago. All these areas have been protected since 1996, and since 2004 these protected natural values have been managed by the Public Institution of Kamenjak.