NATURE

High-level of biodiversity in Goričko is a result of a high number of different habitats in the mosaic-like cultural landscape. Throughout the centuries, this land has been carefully used, designed and maintained by man. The border location and the distance from larger canters contributed to a high level of isolation of the area, protecting it from intensive encroachments and slow down the development of intensive agriculture in the last century. The cultural landscape in flatland agricultural areas eventually became monotonous and, as a result, they began to face a disappearance of plant and animal species. In Goričko Region, the mosaic cultural landscape with its numerically and diversity of living species has been largely preserved to this day. This richness and preservation of the cultural landscape were the main reasons for the protection of the area with the status of Goričko Nature Park (KP Goričko) in 2003. The Goričko Nature Park is also integrated in Natura 200o sites, a network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened species, and some rare natural habitat types which are protected in their own right.

Geology

When it comes to the Goričko region, the geological history is quite as interesting as the geological composition. A...

Valuable natural features

We consider valuable natural features to be the most extraordinary and/or special parts of nature. In the area of the...

Natura 2000

Nature 2000 is a network of nature protected areas, declared in all countries of European union with purpose of natur...

Plants

More than 1000 different plant species can be found in Goričko. Among botanical specialties there are some submedite...

Fungi

Goričko is known for its fungal diversity.

Animals

The area of Goričko Nature Park boasts to have inhabitants such as otter, Eurasian hoopoe, Eurasian scoops owl, scar...

Habitats

Important feature of Nature park Goričko is his big habitat diversity. Meadows, fields, hedges, solitary trees, high...

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