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Mosquitoes, holiday planning

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A worried parent asks Eco Hvar about mosquitoes on Hvar. Is there cause for concern?

Mosquitoes and more

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An Irish family complain to Eco Hvar about the prevalence of mosquitoes during their holiday in Vitarnja.

A learning curve

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A post on the Eco Hvar Facebook page led to an unexpected response. Eco Hvar learned a lot!

Dragonflies, info request

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Can anyone help with information about dragonflies on Hvar?

Kingfishers

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A question about kingfisher behaviours following a sighting in Zavala (Stari Grad) in September 2015.

Hvar's birds declining?

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Are Hvar's bird numbers dwindling?

Leishmaniasis precautions

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An inquiry from the UK about leishmaniasis protection measures.

Glyphosate comment

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An encouraging observation from the United Kingdom:

Help for a 'stray' cat

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My friend and I visited Hvar over the weekend. During our stay we met a street cat that we grew very attached of each other. 

Mosquitoes, worst ever

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Despite the local authorities' attempts to control mosquitoes with pesticides, many have complained that the mosquitoes on the island are more virulent than ever.

Olive oil producers

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Query: It was a pleasant surprise to come across your article regarding olive oil making in Dalmatia. Me and my husband have taken it up as a serious hobby to be involved in the olive oil process in my own Mediterranean homeland.

Feeding cats in Brela

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I am staying at the Hotel Berulia in Brela and have been feeding a mother,father and five kittens about (10 weeks old). Do they get rid of the kittens in the winter when there are no guests?

Stray cat in Hvar Town

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We are currently visiting your lovely island and are staying in the Amfora Hotel. Since our arrival we have fallen in love with a beautiful stray young cat.

Stray dog in Hvar Town

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Hello I was staying in Hvar Town for 5 days last week in June 14 and we tried our best to care for the kittens, cats we have seen as they were so very skinny. What is keeping me awake at night back in the UK is the stray small black dog with no collar.
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