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NP Plitvička jezera

The Plitvice lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology and hydrology it truly is one of the most impressive karst entities in the world. Apart from dolomitic rock, mesosoic limestones with dolomite inserts prevail. The ratio between less porous or water-retaining dolomites and porous Jurassic limestone sediments in the karst...

The Plitvice lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology and hydrology it truly is one of the most impressive karst entities in the world. Apart from dolomitic rock, mesosoic limestones with dolomite inserts prevail. The ratio between less porous or water-retaining dolomites and porous Jurassic limestone sediments in the karst has influenced the landscape of the overall area today. Specific hydrology properties of rock have enabled water retention on Triassic dolomite rocks, as well as canyon formation by water cutting through Cretaceous limestone deposits. Tufa barriers are a phenomenon enabling water to remain inside the lakes.

Apart from representing habitats for such an abundance forest flora, they are also home to various wildlife species. A great, stable population of owls and woodpeckers is especially worth noting, as a sign of forest ecosystem quality. Large mammals who find their habitat here are brown bear, wolf and lynx (important species from NATURA 2000), roe deer, red deer...

According to international recommendations on the protection of cultural and natural heritage, which is based on the fact that natural and cultural heritage form a harmonious unity, it is necessary to protect the cultural heritage systematically in line with international conventions, and the high protection level of the Plitvice Lakes National Park commits us to do so.