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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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  • ‘Shocking’ study reveals plastic contaminates our skies as well as the oceans, say scientists

    Microplastic can escape from polluted waters via flying insects, new research has revealed, contaminating new environments and threatening birds and other creatures that eat the insects.

    Scientists fed microplastics to mosquito larvae, which live in water, but found that the particles remained inside the animals as they transformed into flying adults. Other recent research found that half of the mayfly and caddisfly larvae in rivers in Wales contained microplastics.

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  • Initiative lays out practical steps we can all take to help halt destruction of species and habitats in Britain

    Replanting hedgerows, including birdboxes on all new-build homes, rewilding uplands and an end to seal culling: these are among demands of the People’s Manifesto for Wildlife, a new initiative aimed at halting the drastic decline in British wildlife.

    The manifesto has been drawn up by the naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham, with the aid of 17 independent experts and scientists. They warned that people are sleepwalking into an “ecological apocalypse”, but said everyone could take practical steps themselves, and campaign for broader measures that could yet avert the wholesale destruction of species and habitats.

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  • Plenty of sunshine is needed to bring out the intense reds and yellows from the leaves, and this year we’re set for a dazzling display

    Autumn colour is perhaps the most striking of nature’s seasonal displays, but the vividness of the annual spectacle is largely dependent on good environmental conditions. This year, following a fine summer and with an Indian summer predicted, we look to be on course for a dazzling display that could trump recent years and extend well into November.

    Shorter daylight hours and colder nights are what trigger leaf drop – or senescence – but frost, like rain, can damage leaves and cause early leaf fall. Plenty of sunshine is needed to encourage concentrations of colour pigments which help to intensify leaf colour.

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  • Hot weather and conservation drive help once-extinct insect make dramatic comeback

    A previously extinct butterfly, the large blue, has enjoyed its best UK summer on record thanks to the lovely weather and a determined conservation effort on hills in the West Country of England.

    The large blue, a popular specimen among Victorian collectors, was declared extinct in Britain in the 1970sbut has since made a dramatic comeback.

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  • Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows

    Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk from breathing dirty air.

    People over 50 in areas with the highest levels of nitrogen oxide in the air showed a 40% greater risk of developing dementia than those with the least NOx pollution, according to the research, based on data from London.

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  • Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products.

    One day in 1961, an American economist named Daniel Ellsberg stumbled across a piece of paper with apocalyptic implications. Ellsberg, who was advising the US government on its secret nuclear war plans, had discovered a document that contained an official estimate of the death toll in a preemptive “first strike” on China and the Soviet Union: 300 million in those countries, and double that globally.

    Ellsberg was troubled that such a plan existed; years later, he tried to leak the details of nuclear annihilation to the public. Although his attempt failed, Ellsberg would become famous instead for leaking what came to be known as the Pentagon Papers – the US government’s secret history of its military intervention in Vietnam.

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  • BMW, Daimler, VW, Audi and Porsche suspected of colluding to limit clean technology

    Brussels has launched an anti-trust investigation into whether BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, known as the “circle of five”, colluded to limit the development of clean emission technology.

    The German car manufacturers are suspected of agreeing not to compete against each other in the roll-out of anti-pollution systems for petrol and diesel passenger cars.

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  • Invaders continue to seize land within the Chaparrí ecological reserve, one of Peru’s most biodiverse forests

    Shortly after sunset, along an isolated stretch of highway leading out of a dusty hamlet in northern Peru, a band of five weary farmers clad in reflective neon vests and armed with traditional whips made of bull penises set out on a solemn march.

    The Ronderos – self-governing peasant patrols – are resuming their nightly rounds five months after the brutal killing of their lieutenant governor, Napoléon Tarrillo Astonitas.

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  • On a planet of billions, nine represent the strong minority battling murder in the global corruption of land rights

    Individually, they are stories of courage and tragedy. Together, they tell a tale of a natural world under ever more violent assault.

    The portraits in this series are of nine people who are risking their lives to defend the land and environment in some of the planet’s most remote or conflict-riven regions.

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  • Nearly two years after the signing of a historic peace agreement, violence in the country continues

    Enrique Fernández cannot remember the last night he slept peacefully.

    He is tall and heavyset, and does not look like someone who scares easily, but as he sits in his humble rented home in western Colombia, his eyes dart nervously from left to right, scanning for any threat.

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