Short description of the project: The Rediviva Kurnata project includes investments in the sustainable development of the natural heritage of the Kornati National Park through the development of visitor infrastructure and facilities, educational programs for schools, visitors and local people, with the improvement of the visitor management system.
Objectives and expected results of the project:
The purpose of the Rediviva Kurnata project is the sustainable use of the natural heritage of the Kornati National Park through increased attractiveness and educational capacity and the establishment of better management of the Kornati National Park visitors, and contribution to the economic development of Murter-Kornati Municipality, Tisno Municipality and Šibenik-Knin County.
The project objectives are as follows:
1. Development of visitor infrastructure and visitor facilities in the Kornati National Park
2. Increasing the attractiveness of the Kornati National Park and the educational capacity of visitors
3. Implementation of better visitor management practices at natural heritage sites
4. Protection of natural values and heritage of the Kornati National Park
The Rediviva Kurnata project will provide a better visitor management system and develop easily accessible visitor and tourist facilities, an attractive presentation of natural heritage and systematic education of visitors of all ages. Thus, the former military facility, so-called Karaula, on the island of Kornat will be converted into "The House of the Crowned Sea" which will host a visual art exhibition that will mostly be related to the specific lifestyle on the Kornati Islands. The theme of the building is tradition, that is, the life of the people from the Kornati Islands, and includes a café, toilets and a souvenir shop.
The presentation center in Betina called Škrinja tajni ('The Chest of Secrets') will be refurbished and equipped with an emphasis on a mobile sea reef with a presentation of the plant and animal life on the Kornati Islands. The other parks will also be available online via live stream so the visitors can see what is happening in other protected areas.
The Coronata presentation center in Murter will also be equipped, and the theme will be geology and natural heritage of the above ground part of the Kornati National Park. It will include a gift shop, art exhibition and office space with nine units.
Land-based signalling in Betina and Murter and their access roads will also be set up. The project also includes the establishment of 223 anchoring spots in 19 bays, which will greatly contribute to the Kornati Islands underwater. In addition to land-based signalling, sea signalling will be set up with 20 new panels on the Kornati Islands, which will facilitate the movement of visitors through the park.
The total value of the project is HRK 57,755,105.63.
The Rediviva Kurnata project is funded from the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Cohesion" amounting to HRK 41,782,484.29 and the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund in the amount of HRK 3,638,320.65. The rest of the funds needed for the realization of the project are the funds of the beneficiaries, the Kornati National Park Public Institution and its partners, the Municipality of Murter-Kornati and the Municipality of Tisno.
Project implementation period: 17 February 2014 - 31 December 2021