Protected areas

Protected natural values are those that have been proclaimed and entered in the Register of protected natural resources and refer to protected areas, protected vegetable, fungi and animal species and on protected minerals and fossils.

Protected areas are classified into nine categories:

Protected areas cover about 9% of the total area of the Istria county and Natura Histrica protects 6% of the region total area. In the area of Istria county, apart the PI Natura Histrica there are other three public institutions operating and managing various protected areas and other protected natural resources:

List of protected areas managed by PI Natura Histrica:

No. Protection category Name of protected area City / Municipality
1. Special reserve of forest vegetation Kontija Sv. Lovreč
2. Special reserve of forest vegetation Motovunska šuma Motovun, Oprtalj
3. Special paleontological reserve Datule-Barbariga Bale
4. Special marine reserve Limski zaljev Rovinj, Kanfanar, Sv. Lovreč, Vrsar 
5. Special ornithological reserve Palud - Palù Rovinj
6. Geological monument of nature Kamenolom Fantazija - Cave di Monfiorenzo Rovinj
7. Geomorphological monument of nature Vela Draga Lupoglav
8. Zoological monument of nature Jama Baredine Poreč
9. Zoological monument of nature Markova jama Poreč
10. Botanical monument of nature Pinzinova jama Poreč
11. Botanical monument of nature Čempres u Kašćergi Pazin
12. Botanical monument of nature Dva stabla glicinije u Labinu Labin
13. Botanical monument of nature Četiri stabla pinije u Karojbi Karojba
14. Botanički spomenik prirode Skupina stabala oko crkvice Sv. Ane kraj Červara Poreč
15. Significant landscape Gračišće-Pićan Gračišće, Pićan
16. Significant landscape Labin-Rabac-Prklog Labin
17. Significant landscape Okolina Istarskih toplica Oprtalj
18. Significant landscape Rovinjski otoci i priobalno područje Rovinj
19. Significant landscape Pazinski ponor Pazin
20. Significant landscape Limski zaljev Rovinj, Kanfanar, Sv. Lovreč, Vrsar
21. Significant landscape Učka sjever Lupoglav
22. Significant landscape Učka jug Kršan
23. Park forest Škaraba Rovinj
24. Park forest Šijana Pula
25. Park forest Zlatni rt - Punta Corrente  Rovinj
26. Park forest Busoler Pula
27. Monument of park architecture Park u Nedešćini Sv. Nedelja
28. Monument of park architecture Drvored Čempresa na groblju u Rovinju Rovinj

 

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