Help locals subsist and stay - livestock farmers on Učka

Indigenous breeds (Istrian pramenka and Istrian ox) helps in prevention of overgrowth of pastures on Učka and 10 families are living from their breeding

People

1 (expert adviser)

Money

EUR 48,000

Time

4 years

Organization

Park prirode Učka

Country

Croatia

Location

NP Učka

Protection level

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Achievements
10 families (40 people) living off livestock farming
Production of milk, curd, cheese, and lamb
Raising 1000 head of sheep (Istrian pramenka), 30 horses (cold bloods), 25 Istrian oxen
Preventing the succession of 10 km2 of pasture
Branding of the sheep milk cheese from Učka
Organizing the Učka Fair in order to present local products for 12 years
Restoring 4 puddles with the help of livestock farmers, hunters, and Hrvatske vode
In the period of 8 years having over 200 preschool children visit local livestock farmers to learn about their lifestyle.

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