Zavižan and Alan are areas undergoing continuous change with open grassy spaces, thick green forests and huge limestone boulders, all surrounded by the peaks offering magnificent views of the sea and the Lika region. In the Velebit Botanical Gardens you can enjoy the wealth of the Velebit flora, the diversity of its plant communities. Štirovača is an area of exceptionally thick forests of spruce and fir and is home to the only wetland in the Park. Lubenac, a spacious Velebit grassland, is fascinating for its numerous ruins of old shepherds’ cottages and dry stone walls which bear witness to peoples’ lives in the mountains in times past, and are monuments of this region’s cultural heritage. The Premužić Trail takes you to the very tips of the Velebit range and is amazing both for the feat of engineering it represents and for the diversity of the karst formations it passes through.
The beech forests in the area of the Northern Velebit National Park and within the Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi Strict Nature Reserve, together with the beech forests at Suva draga, Klimenta and Oglavinovac-Javornik in the Paklenica National Park, together with beech forests in 10 other European countries, are entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The renovation of the shepherds’ huts within the Park has made possible overnight stays for visitors and the reintroduction of traditional livestock farming as an essential management measure for the preservation of biodiversity. The huts serve both for
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