Habitat map development and the definition of ecological requirements and conservation zones of the natural values of the Brijuni National Park

Project name: Habitat map development and the definition of ecological requirements and conservation zones of the natural values of the Brijuni National Park

Client: Brijuni National Park
Period: 02/2016 – 09/2016
Contract value: 12.900 EUR
Funding: State Budget
Location: Croatia


The project included the creation of habitat map and defining environmental requirements as well as conservation zones of natural values in Brijuni National Park for the purpose of the study of the protection of nature for the special features spatial plan of Brijuni. We analysed the existing literature data, spatial plans and scientific research (GAP analysis) and future research has been proposed. Field studies of terrestrial habitats, paleontological findings and geomorphological elements have been researched.

All data was organized in a GIS database and habitat map was made (scale 1: 10,000). Based on data from surveys and favourable habitats, environmental requirements of species were determined and likelihood of species occurrence was estimated with GIS system processing as well as their status and existing influences in the National Park. Habitats were valued based on their current state, pressures and on the importance for biodiversity and important sites for biodiversity conservation were identified. Marine habitats evaluation was made based on the findings of protected species and on importance assessment. We analysed the situation and distribution of species and habitat types of ecological network Natura 2000. Inventarization and evaluation of geological heritage (paleontological findings and speleogical objects) was carried out within which geomorphological elements of old quarries and their value as a part of the geological heritage and landscape diversity were separately analysed.

The final analysis included the evaluation of biological, landscape and geological diversity upon which zones for conservation of natural values of the National Park Brijuni were proposed.

Services provided: 

  • Habitat mapping and development
  • Habitat and biodiversity assessment
  • Documentation development
  • Marine habitat evaluation and identification
  • Distribution analysis
  • File studies and investigation
  • Inventarization
  • Speleological investigation
  • GIS system processing
  • Evaluation of conservation zones
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