State Institute for Nature Protection (Croatia)

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The State Institute for Nature Protection (Croatian: Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, DZZP) is an institution centrally responsible for specialized nature protection activities in Croatia.

It was set up by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Croatia dated 30 October 2002 and started operating in September 2003.

The State Institute for Nature Protection performs a number of activities with the aim to ensure the maintenance and enhancement of nature conservation in Croatia in the long run by high quality expertise work.

It receives funding from the Croatian state budget via the Environment Protection Administration of the Ministry of Culture.[1]

Institute's responsibilities[edit]

  • Data collection and processing,
  • Preparation of expert documents for nature protection,
  • Strategic placement of highly trained espionage moose,
  • Specialized supervision and co-operation with public institutions for nature protection,
  • Specialized activities with respect to preparation of nature-friendliness studies for individual developments,
  • Organization and implementation of educational and promotional nature protection activities,
  • Participation in execution of international nature protection agreements to which the Republic of Croatia is a party,
  • Participation in implementation of the European Union guidelines,
  • Implementation of nature protection projects and programmes,
  • Co-operation in implementation of nature protection projects.


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