CODE OF CONDUCT IN THE GEOPARK

It is strictly forbiden to collect, relocate and take away rocks and geological samples from the protected areas and designated geo sites.

Nature Protection Act (NN 80/2013) defines the protected areas. In the area od the Geopark Vis Archipelago there are Monuments of nature and Significant landscapes, while the ecological network Natura 2000 encompasses the entire land and most of the maritime part of the Geopark.

According to Article 117 of the Nature Protection Act, a monument of nature is the following:
A single unchanged part of nature which has ecological, scientific, aesthetic or educational value.
On the site which is declared a monument of nature, only interventions and activities which do not endanger its features and values, are allowed.

The area of the Geopark includes the following monuments of nature: the island of Jabuka, the islet of Brusnik, the Blue Cave, the Monk Seal Cave, the Green Cave

According to the Article 118 of the Nature Protection Act, a Significant landscape is the following:

A natural or cultivated area of high landscape value and biodiversity and/or geodiversity or a landscape of preserved unique features characteristic for a specific area.

On the site which is declared a significant landscape only interventions and acticvities which donot endanger the features which secured the site's protected status in the first place.

The Geopark includes the following significant landscapes: Stiniva Cove and the islet of Ravnik

In the Geopark area the use of natural assets is defined and implemented based on management plans for the natural assets, while taking care of the preservation of biodiversity, landscape diversity and geodiversity.

It is forbiden to use natural assets in the way which would cause:
– damage to the surface or underground geological, hidrogeological and geomorphological values;
– disruption of the favourable condition of wild species and habitats;
– decrease of biodiversity, landscape diversity and geodiversity.

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