This section contains links to websites and information relevant to the work of Eco Hvar.

Websites of interest, relating to Eco Hvar's aims.

Links to official administrative and information organizations on Hvar Island, and local charities

Links to relevant Croatian National Ministries and Organizations:

Voluntary organizations in Croatia operating in fields related to the work of Eco Hvar


Owning a piece of paradise in beautiful places like Hvar Island can give you a dream home - but, done wrongly, it can be a nightmare!

All Croatian properties are listed in the Land Registry, together with details of ownership and any legal actions or transactions which affect, or might affect property ownership.

The Cadastar (Croatian Katastar) is the administrative office which holds details of all the property plots in Croatia, including ground plans and, in recent years, aerial mapping.

A vital part of legal administration for public bodies and individuals alike.

Croatia is a Catholic country. In the 2011 population census 86.28% stated they were Catholics. On Hvar the churches are all Catholic. Places of worship for other religious denominations are to be found in the mainland towns and cities.

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  • A thirsty wolf, an albatross chick and a family of capybaras are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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  • Women’s movement demand an end to unrestricted oil drilling and mining on indigenous lands and action on violence against land defenders in first meeting with president Lenin Moreno

    Amazon indigenous women leaders have told Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno to limit oil drilling and mining in their territories and combat the sexual violence and death threats they claim accompany the industries.

    The delegation of women dressed in traditional tunics and with intricately painted faces were granted a meeting with Moreno after nearly 100 of them camped in Quito’s central plaza in front of the Carondelet government palace for five days, earlier this month.

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  • Unsustainable exploitation of the natural world threatens food and water security of billions of people, major UN-backed biodiversity study reveals

    Human destruction of nature is rapidly eroding the world’s capacity to provide food, water and security to billions of people, according to the most comprehensive biodiversity study in more than a decade.

    Such is the rate of decline that the risks posed by biodiversity loss should be considered on the same scale as those of climate change, noted the authors of the UN-backed report, which was released in Medellin, Colombia on Friday.

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  • Prof Thomas Hildebrandt has been collecting the samples with colleagues for about 15 years

    For over 20 years, Thomas Hildebrandt has harboured a dream: to save the northern white rhinoceros, the world’s rarest large mammal.

    On Monday the scientist received the devastating news that Sudan, the last male of the species, had been put down in his northern Kenyan home, aged 45. Hildebrandt’s office is full of pictures of him, on which he points out the species’ unique pearl-like skin, furry ears, huge feet for tackling swamps, and horns capable of lifting two tons.

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  • Readers share their plans and inspirational messages for others planning to get involved in Earth Hour, a major electricity switch off on 24 March

    For one hour every March since 2007, darkness has swept the globe as grassroots environmentalists, schools, offices and those responsible for some of the world’s most iconic landmarks switch off lights in a symbolic call for more action on climate change.

    This year, the WWF, which manages the initiative, hopes to build on its growing success and says millions of actions will be taken in at least 180 countries and territories. A record 187 countries took part in the event’s record breaking 10th year.

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  • EU’s subsidy system, that benefits big farming rather than sustainability, needs to change to prevent ongoing collapse in birds and insect numbers, warn green groups

    Europe’s crisis of collapsing bird and insect numbers will worsen further over the next decade because the EU is in a “state of denial” over destructive farming practices, environmental groups are warning.

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  • Rescue operation under way to save 15 beached whales in Hamelin Bay near Augusta on state’s south-west coast

    One hundred and thirty-five whales have died after being washed ashore in Western Australia.

    A rescue operation began on Friday morning in Hamelin Bay, on the state’s south-western tip, to save the remaining 15, with volunteers and vets trying to keep the surviving short-finned pilot whales alive before deciding when to herd them out to sea.

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  • Formal recognition would help protect those who increasingly risk their lives to defend the land, water, forests and wildlife, says the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment

    It is time for the United Nations to formally recognise the right to a healthy environment, according to the world body’s chief investigator of murders, beatings and intimidation of environmental defenders.

    John Knox, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, said the momentum for such a move – which would significantly raise the global prominence of the issue – was growing along with an awareness of the heavy toll being paid by those fighting against deforestation, pollution, land grabs and poaching.

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  • Two more defenders in Latin America have lost their lives challenging their country’s economic growth model which prizes profit at all cost

    As the Guardian and Global Witness revealed that almost four environmental defenders were murdered every week in 2017, War on Want learned of two more killings through our Latin American partner organisations.

    On 24 January, Márcio “Marcinho” Matos, involved in the fight for rights of landless peasants in Bahia in north-east Brazil, was shot in front of his son. Three days later, Temístocles “don Temis” Machado, a prominent figure in the struggle of Afro-Colombian communities across the Colombian Pacific, was murdered in his home in the Isla de Paz community.

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  • This year, in collaboration with Global Witness, the Guardian aims to record the deaths of all people killed while protecting land or natural resources. At the current rate, about four defenders will die this week somewhere on the planet

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