Research of eastern archipelago of Lastovo Islands Nature Park (2014 – 2015)

Lastovo Island and few smaller archipelagos, one of which are Lastovnjaci and Vrhovnjaci, form the Marine Protected Area of Lastovo Island Nature Park. The area of Lastovnjaci was researches over a period of two years (2014-2015) during which marine habitats were mapped and an inventory of species was noted. In addition, detailed mapping was done in the areas of the Nature Park where no-take zones should be established. In 2014, first research was done on mapping of marine habitats in the area of Lastovnjaci and inventory of species. That gained us insight into the richness of the Park's flora and fauna. We also paid attention to the invasive species and recorded their existence on the sites where they were observed. The same activities have continued with future field research. Along with them, on Lastovo we educated Park visitors about the importance of responsible eco-friendly behavior, and we demonstrated our research...

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Think blue – Island Ugljan (2015)

"Think Blue" project is NGO capacity strengthening project funded from EU funds in partnership with Biology Student Association - BIUS. Project activities included educating the island population on sustainable development on the islands, proper management of marine resources, raising awareness of protected and endangered marine species and the marine ecosystem as a whole. Also, our members through the project have undergone adequate training for the implementation and writing of EU projects, as well as the development of educational programs for different target groups, exchange of ideas and knowledge between NGOs. As part of the project, a number of educational workshops were organized for elementary school pupils in Ugljan. Also, the students themselves, as well as members of the local population, participated in underwater and beach cleaning actions. As part of the project, several lectures on various topics related to the main activities of the project were held. At the end...

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Mapping of marine habitats in Natura 2000 sites in the Adriatic (2011 – 2014)

The mapping of marine habitats within the Natura 2000 ecological network sites was carried out on several locations throughout the Adriatic. First projects began in 2011. When mapping marine habitats, at most locations, inventarization of species was done, with a focus on macrozoobenthos. Projects of mapping marine habitats in Natura 2000 sites: Hvar Island (partners with Biology Students Association - BIUS) „Mapping of marine habitats in Natura 2000 site around Šćedro Island“ – 2011. „Mapping of marine habitats in Natura 2000 site of Kabal peninsula“ – 2012. „Mapping of marine habitats in Natura 2000 site around Jelsa on Hvar Island“ – 2012. Cres-Lošinj archipelago „Mapping of marine habitats in Natura 2000 site on west coast of Cres Island“ – 2013. „Mapping of marine habitats and macrozoobenthos species inventory in Natura 2000 sites in Cres-Lošinj archipelago“ – 2014. Zadar County „Mapping of marine habitats in Natura 2000 site SE part of...

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Research of Bay of Komiza (Vis Island) (2014)

The research carried out in the bay of Natura 2000 ecological network site. Inventory of macrozoobenthos, the mapping of habitats and posidonia meadows and recording of the baseline state of the gulf were the main objecives of the research. The project was carried out in partnership with the Association of Biology Students - BIUS (Udrugom studenta biologije – BIUS ), where students were trained in methodologies of macrozoobenthos, echinoderms and fish with noninvasive methods.

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Youth and Natura 2000 (2014)

"Youth and Natura 2000" is an educational - research project within which maping of Natura 2000 area "Southeast part of the island of Molat" was carried out, and an underwater clean-up action was undertaken with the local population. Educational segment of the project included education of uni students and high school students from Zadar on Natura 2000 marine habitats and species. Two banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris) Project was spported by City of Zadar (Grada Zadra)

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