Griffon vulture as a tourist product?

first_imgA feeding ground for griffon vultures with an observatory was built in the Učka Nature Park, and in this way an organized and sustainable system for feeding vultures was established, and the tourist offer of the Učka Nature Park was improved.Griffon vultures are an endangered species in Croatia, and the estimated number of the total nesting population today is between 100 and 110 pairs. One of the biggest reasons for the endangerment of vultures is caused by the abandonment of traditional agriculture as an activity, ie the decline of extensive livestock, which drastically reduced the amount of available food and the area and quality of suitable habitats. For this reason, as part of the PARCS project, a feeding ground for griffon vultures with an observatory was built in the Učka Nature Park, because vultures need a reliable food source, especially during nesting and in the first year of life.The primary goal of the feeder is to return vultures to the area of ​​the Učka Nature Park, and one of the most important preconditions for the return of the vulture population to the area of ​​the Učka Nature Park is to ensure regular food availability. The lack of food is compensated by the Kvarner population of griffon vultures by daily migrations to feeding grounds in the Italian Alps, with part of the vultures nesting on the island of Cres crossing the Učka ridge. On the built feeding ground in the Učka Nature Park, it is planned to deliver material of animal origin intended for feeding vultures throughout the year, and additionally intensified during the nesting and raising of young birds. In this way, the aim is to encourage the re-nesting of this species on the rocks of the Učka Nature Park.Improving the tourist offer of the Učka Nature ParkWith this project, Učka Nature Park also wants to develop green and sustainable forms of tourism and improve the tourist offer that would attract visitors interested in learning about the natural and cultural values ​​of the area, but with minimal negative impact on the environment and biodiversity. “Thanks to the newly built feeding ground, we have created the preconditions for a new tourist offer in the Učka Nature Park, which is based on bird watching. In this way, we will attract visitors interested in the natural values ​​of the Park, and the investment will certainly contribute to better financial self-sustainability of the Učka Nature Park.”, Said Egon Vasilić, director of the Public Institution Nature Park Učka.Bird watching from a relatively short distanceHabitat of griffon vultures are open large areas where there are high and inaccessible cliffs suitable for nesting. In order to enable visitors to the Učka Nature Park to see vultures, an observatory was built from which it will be possible to observe and photograph birds from a relatively short distance. The observation deck consists of a bird watching room and an entrance multifunctional space. The outer wall of the observatory is camouflaged using reinforcement profiles placed in front of the façade and above the roof into which the branches of the surrounding tree species are inserted. In this way, the mimicry of the building in the surroundings is ensured, with an interesting combination of technical and organic facades. As part of the development of the bird watching service for the Učka Nature Park, a van was purchased to transport visitors to the observation post.So close yet so far”A quality and authentic product that we lack Given the fragmentation of the relief, geological background, different microclimatic and other conditions, it is possible to distinguish a large number of mosaically distributed habitat types with different bird communities, zoned primarily in relation to plant communities. So far, 167 species of birds have been recorded for the area of ​​the Učka Nature Park and the narrower contact area, and with griffon vultures as a special attraction, there is certainly no lack of motivation to come.Also, across from Učka, on the island of Cres, there are two ornithological reserves (“Podokladi” in the middle and “Kruna” in the northern part of the island) where about 70 nesting pairs live. The island’s population living on Cres is unique because here vultures nest on vertical cliffs just above the sea – sometimes less than 10 meters above sea level.In case you didn’t know, in the UK alone, as much as € 500 million is spent annually on birdwatching, and interestingly, as many as 60 million Americans watch birds. The potential of birdwathing tourism is also shown by the fact that Murizt, a national park in Germany, generates the majority of its income from birdwatchers, through 600 visits per year, which brings the region 13 million euros and 628 permanent jobs. By the way, it is the market of Great Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, France and Sweden that are the leaders in birdwatchnig tourism in Europe.As part of the tourist offer of the park, along with educational trails and walks as tourist niches, we have hiking, mountain biking with eight marked trails, free climbing, free flying, as well as bicycle rental. With the purity of nature, forest, mountains, crystal clear skies, incredible proximity to cities which is a rarity, views of Kvarner and islands, diversity of fauna and flora and with indigenous food PP Učka certainly belongs to a unique authentic experience and excellent tourist product. At least as a one-day experience and an experience to remember. In the morning, tourists bathe in the sea, and in the afternoon with children in the woods and on the mountains. Can a better experience than that?View towards Rijeka and Opatija and towards the Kvarner islands / Fb: PP UčkaIt’s just one of thousands of our authentic stories. Tourists are here with us, in our “sales salon” and we just have to pack them nicely and tell them the story of the Nature Park that is located just above them. If nothing else, staying in nature, in the fresh air and a breathtaking view, ie a view that sells (a view of Kvarner and the islands), as well as our indigenous gastronomy, it is this experience that is talked about and remembered.We have a relatively untouched nature, so ask yourself when you and your children were in nature, a real forest? See a real cow, not a purple one, a chicken or a goat? He heard her breathing and her voice. Ask your guests the same question as if they ever slept in the woods or mountains? Yes, ask them when they were in the woods with their family?It is quality content that our tourism and our tourist offer lack. We have everything, thousands of authentic stories, but unfortunately “no one” knows about them. It’s all up to us, and while we’ll continue to just sell sun and sea, we won’t get far.We have everything, what more do we need? Related news: GREAT NEW COOPERATION! DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH TOURISM IN LICAlast_img read more

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Hughes charged by FA

first_img Hughes was sent to the stands in his side’s 5-1 Barclays Premier League loss at St James’ Park. A FA statement read: “Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been charged by The FA following his side’s game at Newcastle United yesterday. “It is alleged that his behaviour in or around the 40th minute of the fixture amounted to improper conduct. “Hughes has until January 2, 2014 to respond to the charge.” If he accepts the charge or is found guilty, Hughes faces a financial penalty in a standard case and no touchline ban. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was punished similarly for his dismissal against Cardiff earlier this season. Hughes’ charge relates to his conduct on the touchline and not his post-match comments. The Welshman was ordered from the dug-out after he reacted in fury to the dismissal of midfielder Glenn Whelan, and he was still making his way to his new vantage point when defender Marc Wilson followed inside three dreadful first-half minutes with the visitors leading 1-0. Whelan picked up two yellow cards, the first for kicking the ball away and clashing with Yohan Cabaye after being penalised for a foul on Moussa Sissoko, and the second for a foul on Cabaye. Wilson followed for hauling down Loic Remy inside the box and although goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen saved the resulting spot-kick, the writing was on the wall for the numerically-disadvantaged Potters. Following the match, Hughes hit out at referee Martin Atkinson. He said: “From one of our arguably most senior referees, I was absolutely dismayed by his performance, to be perfectly honest. “We were very much in control of the game and then the referee makes a couple of decisions which change the course of the game. “We all say, managers, players, everybody, that you just want the referees to make decisions that are correct and make the key decisions that don’t have a direct impact on the result. “Unfortunately, some of Martin’s decisions today had a direct impact on the result.” Press Association Stoke boss Mark Hughes has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his touchline dismissal at Newcastle on Thursday.last_img read more

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“I Will Contest in 2017”

first_imgNimba County former Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teeko Tozay Yorlay, has announced that he will contest for the representative seat of the county’s Electoral District #3 during the upcoming 2017 presidential and legislative elections. The district is currently represented by Samuel Z. Woleh, who suffered a stroke in 2006 and was rushed to a hospital in Ghana, but his condition, according to a family source, has not fully improved since he returned to Liberia. Addressing a gathering in Gbehlay-Geh District, Yorlay, who is also a former Assistant Youth and Sports Minister, pleaded for their support, saying, “our district is experiencing representation paralysis and needs some serious attention. “Therefore, I avail myself to take our district forward as it is certainly underrepresented now. Trust me, with your support leading to my ascendancy, underrepresentation of our district will be history for good,” he told locals amid protracted applause and traditional singing. He pleaded with the electorate to support his candidacy, adding, “I need the support of all and not some of our people. But this being a democratic process, I need just the majority of your votes.” “I am glad to say that my visit to Gbehlay-Geh District to inform the people that I will be contesting for the seat of representative of our district was a success because of the turnout of people and taking into consideration my personal interactions with some of you,” he told a cross-section of the residents. He said during his tour, he visited all the towns in Gbehlay-Geh including Kialay, where he was born, Gbeh-Yonlay Town, home of the incumbent, Sarkorlay Town, and many other places where he maintained that the reception and the declaration of support for him were overwhelming. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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