Cres, Croatia – Eco center Caput Insulae, Beli
The eco center in the village of Beli on the island Cres is a research and educational center for environmental protection. It was established in 1993 under the leadership of Dr. Sci. Goran Sušić. One of its main goals is to reach a harmonius cohabitation of human beings and nature. The center is active in protecting natural diversity and retaining cultural and historical heritage of this area.
One of the most important activities in the center is the protection of the griffon vulture, which is an important natural feature of the island Cres and of Croatia. The ornithological station within the Eco Center has an important role in preserving the population of the griffon vulture, which are protected. Within the center they study these magnificent birds, mark them and take care of the youngs and the sick ones.