Croatia’s Dinara mountain range will officially become Dinara Nature Park on Saturday.
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Tomislav Čorić, accompanied by members of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, visited the Bili cvitak mountain shelter on Dinara Friday to mark the occasion. Ćorić’s ministry will manage the park until it the new park organization is formally established.
“Dinara, as a public institution, will never be anyone’s to plunder. We will not allow that to happen,” Ćorić said, adding that experts would decide where the park’s future headquarters would be located. He did note that the long road leading up to this moment would be taken into account when administrative decisions are made about the organizational structure of the future institution.
Croatia’s well-respected Croatian Mountain Rescue Service will play an important role in the new Nature Park.
“The role of the CMRS is significant. All of our members and mountaineers have spent lots of time here. This is our home. As far as the safety of our future guests is concerned, anyone who wants to visit should rest assured that we will take care of them,” said Josip Granić, the head of the CMRS.
The Dinara range boasts with the highest peak in Croatia, Sinjal or often marked as Dinara, measuring 1,831 meters.