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The first, out of three planned, stakeholder workshops in scope of preparing the management plan proposal for Neretva Delta Natura 2000 site was held in Metković on 16th May 2016. The plan proposal is being written by the Counties’ Protected Areas Public Institution, with expert help from Association BIOM and is cofinanced by Euronatur.

The participants of the workshop were representatives from the Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature, City of Ploče, City of Opuzen, Counties’ tourist board, Hrvatske vode, Hrvatske šume, Counties’ hunting association, local schools, nature protection associations, farmers…

During the first part of the workshop Željka Rajković presented the Natura 2000 ecological network and the process of writing a management plan. Afterwards Kristina Šetka and Dubravko Dender, employees of the Counties’ Protected Areas Public Institution, presented the ecological network Neretva Delta and the activity and role of the Public Institution in nature protection in the area.

During the second part of the workshop the participants identified the values and strengths of the protected area.

The results of the workshop will be analyzed and incorporated in the management plan proposal, which will be done by the end od 2017.

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