Euro-enviro-2011-web

PROJECT

BIODIVERSITY AND URBANISM

Europe's Future Leaders in the field of sustainable development: Discussing the Future of Environmental Protection

ZAGREB - FUŽINE - RIJEKA

20 - 28 May 2011

Iyf_2011-web

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS AND EUROENVIRO 2011

14.03.2011

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

Pearl-roach-2

UNDERWATER WORLD OF THE PLITVICE LAKES - part 1

08.07.2009

We were floating right above Cousteau’s barrier in the middle of Kozjak Lake. We dived to its edge, from where like the wall of a twenty-storey building it fell away into the darkness below. For a while I floated weightless parallel to the deepest side of the barrier, which looked like a kind of underwater Taj Mahal, whose builders this time, instead of human hands, were travertine moss and blue green algae.

Astacus

UNDERWATER WORLD OF THE PLITVICE LAKES - part 2

03.08.2009

Chub and pearl roach, species of carp that amongst other things eat the spawn of other fish, have forced out the trout from most habitats in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. But scientists have not yet found an answer to the question whether any species of fish is actually native to the lakes, or were they were all introduced by human hand during the 20th century. Research into their genetic origins may resolve this puzzle.