The ecological network Natura 2000 (EM) is a coherent European ecological network composed of areas in which there are natural habitat types and habitats of wild species of interest to the European Union and enables the conservation or, when necessary, the return to a favorable state of conservation of certain natural habitat types and habitats of species in their natural range (ZZP). It is based on EU directives (Habitats Directive and Birds Directive), and the areas are selected on the basis of prescribed professional criteria, and the interests and well-being of people living in EM areas are taken into account. Its goal is to preserve or restore a favorable state of endangered and rare species, as well as natural and semi-natural habitat types in specific areas selected according to scientific criteria. The areas of the ecological network, and the competencies of public institutions for the management of EM areas, are prescribed by the Decree on the ecological network and the competences of public institutions for the management of the areas of the ecological network. According to the said Regulation, the jurisdiction over the areas of the ecological network for management and the adoption of management plans on the island of Mljet belonged to the National Park of Mljet. The areas under NATURA 2000 are:
2) Slatina near Kozarica
3) Blatina near Sobra
4) Blatina near Blat
5) Blatina near Prožura
6) Coastal line from the port of Gonoturska to Cape Vratnički
7) The northern coast from Cape Pusta in Sobra Bay to Cape Stoba near Okuklje Bay with islands and
9) Movrica caves
10) Ostaševica cave
11) Semi-cave near Sobra
12) Big cave
13) Pit for St. Spasa
NATIONAL PARK RULES
It is stricly prohibited to :
Any damage, destruction, removal and disposal of anthropological findings and material remains of different cultures, archaeological and fossil record, as well as cultural and historical buildings and monuments.
Any deterioration in the quality of the sea surface, and their pollution.
Dumping of waste, except in designated areas.
Picking, collecting, removing and damaging the habitat of plants.
Lighting fires in the open.
Smoking except in designated areas.
Dispersal, persecution, harassment, capture, injuring and killing animals.
Carrying and use of firearms, as well as other means suitable for hunting (bow, arrows, traps, nets for fishing, etc.)
Fishing is prohibited, with very special permission Facilities.
Fishing is completely banned in Mali and the Great Lake and the channel Solin.
Navigating forests of the National Park at night.
Camping and camping.
Underwater activities in Mali and the Great Lake (diving).
Entry into the park without a ticket.
There is a professional on-call Fire-fighting Unit on Mljet
In summer months and dry periods, the dangers of fire and the spreading of fire are even greater.
Around 80% of all fires are caused by human mistake, so we kindly ask you to take all actions in order to prevent causing a fire:
Do not throw lit or flammable objects in the environment
Do not light a fire in open spaces
Teach your children of the dangers of fire
Do not park your vehicles near the fire-fighting unit accesses
If you notice a fire, inform other people in your vicinity about it and try to extinguish it, if you can do it without putting yourself and others in danger. If you can’t stop the fire, immediately call the Fire Department at 193.