We collect and disseminate reliable information on invasive species and other environmental topics relevant to the area of Poreč and Istria.
Project EkoPis: Monitoring changes in the environment and promotion of ecological literacy are carried out by biologists from the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism in Poreč, with the support of the City of Poreč. In fact, it is a continuation of the Center for Invasive Species project, which has been operating in the Poreč area for several years and deals with invasive plant and animal species, as well as other ecological topics. Considering the great interest of citizens in various environmental topics, we decided to expand our activities and change the name. The goal of the project is the active involvement of all competent institutions in the area of the city of Poreč and beyond, as well as children and citizens in the preservation of health and our unique and extremely valuable natural heritage.
What do we do?
Creating lists of present foreign and domestic invasive species
Determining their expansion and systematic monitoring of population status
Cooperation with other sectors in order to prevent alien species invasion and the implementation of the removal program
Organization of info points about invasive species and current ecological topics for tourists in the summer months
Other activities related to the topics of invasive species and, generally, ecology and sustainable development
Conducting continuous education of the general public on invasive species
Preparing information material regarding ecological theme
Constant contact with the citizens and providing information to all interested citizens
Communication with all interest groups (agriculture, tourism, fisheries, associations, institutions, media …)