Eko-centar Caput Insulae , HR 533270 Senj ( last change : 31.08.2017 16:02:23 )

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One of two dolmen constructions in the forest of Tramuntana
Eko-centar Caput Insulae
Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 2,
HR- 533270 Senj
Phone : 00385-51/840 525    
Email : kontakt@supovi.hr
Website: http://www.caput-insulae.com

The northern part of the island Cres, Tramuntana, with high and steep coasts, comprises 1/5 of the total island area. That is a region with scarce settlements, meagre vegetation and broad Karst pasture-grounds where half-wild sheep graze in full freedom. The wooded part of Tramuntana, with the expanse of about 5500 ha, represents an exceptional value of natural heretage. The floral covering of this region mainly consists of high oak, hornbeam and chestnut forests. The oldest oak-tree, found at the entrance to the village Sveti Petar, is proclaimed a protected monument of nature in 1997. Numerous Karst valleys, caves and hollows can be found in Tramuntana.

The Tramuntana region, except with complex values of protected nature (protected reserve), also stands out with archeological sites dating from prehistory (Banic´’s cave) to antique and Middle Ages (Beli, Dol), with completely preserved rural settlements situated near enclaves of fertile grounds with original forms of traditional architecture, numerous puddles for fresh water reserves and ecologically inviolate environment. In the past times those puddles were a significant factor in water supply, and especially in cattle watering.

This region once had explicitly cattle-breeding character, and sheep-breeding is still present. Good pasture-grounds give opportunity for good sheep-pasture. The flocks graze freely and each sheep has its sign on the ear that enables the owners to differentiate them. This kind of extensive cattle-breeding is a prerequisute for the survival of white-headed vulture, the biggest and very rare European bird that has been living here from times immemorial.

Today is Tramuntana mainly deserted. People went away looking for a better living. 50 years ago 1487 inhabitants occupied the area, and today there is only about a hundred in Beli, Dragozetic´i and Predosc´ica. Tourists have now started discovering Tramuntana, regarding it as an oasis of peace.

Offer :
In 1997. the first didactic eco-track on the island Cres was open, leading through the Tramuntana region. It has 20 stations all together, marked by stone sculptures, a work of academic sculptor Ljubo de Karin.

Infrastructure :

Accomodation , Infos : see: http://www.beli-tramontana.com/en/pansion.html
Dimension : 80 ha farmland within 5500 ha total



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