Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County


Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County manages with 35 protected areas of nature, as well as 71 Natura 2000 sites within Dubrovnik-Neretva County, including HR2000947 – Gornji Majkovi – lokve, HR2000555 – Lokva u Prljevićima, HR2001364 – JI dio Pelješca and HR2000946 Sniježnica i Konavosko polje, which are the target areas of the LIFE for Mauremys project.

The activities of Public institution include implementing monitoring of protected species, participating in supporting research projects within the area, organization of meetings and conferences with local stakeholders, international partnership on projects, and promotion of sustainable tourism.

Public institution has started research on the Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata) back in 2012. as part of project “Značajni krajobraz Konavoski dvori i rijeka Ljuta” in cooperation with current project partner HYLA, and since then has been supporting the Balkan Terrapin and its habitats research. Also, it has been continuously working on raising the public awareness about the species via workshops and educational programs on natural values, as well as regularly posting on the website about its activities.

As a part of the LIFE for Mauremys project, the Public Institution will either organize, participate or supervise all of the conservatory activities of the project, as well as organize workshops and public awareness campaigns on the local level, and facilitate communication with landowners. It`s work and experience in collaboration with the local community and local media is the main value as a partner on the project along with their crucial role in the sustainability of project results.


Petra Sisan: Project coordinator

Ana Jeramaz: Associate expert in geographic information system and monitoring, Responsible for handling the animals and leading the cleaning/revitalization of the ponds process and monitoring.

Ivana Konjevod: Ranger, Assigned to continuous monitoring, as well as surveillance of all activities performed in the target area.

About partner: Public Institution for Management of Protected Natural Areas of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County

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