Nature-based economies can be a driving force behind economic development in rural areas, which are often characterized by depopulation and land abandonment. Rewilding offers numerous opportunities to develop an economy based on wild nature for the benefit of the entire community.
Rewilding Velebit Foundation works on the development of products and services based around the wild nature of the beautiful Lika plateau and the coastal area of the Velebit Mountains. By visiting our rewilding area, you will experience the great wilderness of Velebit with all your senses and support our work and the work of our partners, including small entrepreneurs running sustainable nature-based businesses.
Wildlife watching hides
Experience wildlife up close, enjoy watching the wild animals from our newly built hides that will provide you with an unforgettable experience, whether you are a professional photographer or an enthusiastic amateur. Equipped for a multi-day stay, these high-quality hides built from local materials are located in the remote wild landscapes of the Velebit Mountains. We offer 5 wildlife watching hides, two of which have a water feature to potentially attract more birds such as goshawk, buzzard, Eurasian hoopoe, White-backed woodpecker, Grey wagtail, and many others.
Guided hiking tours
Through our one-day or multi-day guided hiking tours, you can get to know some of the most beautiful natural sights in the Velebit Mountains. Connect with nature and experience all the benefits that being in it provides, learn more about rewilding and how we are establishing wildlife corridors around Velebit, or learn how to spot and recognize wildlife tracks and observe wild animals in their natural environment. Small groups or individual tours will provide you with a better experience and the ability to adjust the difficulty of your route.
With our expert guides, get to know the unique natural heritage, cultural traditions, and people of the Velebit region that make our rewilding area so special.
Our guides: Hrvoje Škrlin-VuČina and Ilija Vukelić.
Imagine a sprawling, high altitude grassland, ringed by the craggy limestone peaks of the Velebit Mountains. Roaming herds of Tauros, Konik and Bosnian mountain horses graze this verdant plain, creating mosaic (half-open, half-wooded) habitats that are home to thriving wild nature. Tauros are bovines that have been specifically back-bred to fulfil the ecological role of aurochs, an ancient wild bovine species that is now extinct. These modern-day surrogate animals thus play a vital natural grazing role in a range of landscapes.
You can enjoy this breath-taking scenery, watch the Tauros roam and experience their wild spirits on a visit to the Lika plateau with our tailor-made photo safari tours.