2017, the year is certainly one of the most significant for Papuk Nature Park. This year, the Park celebrates its coming of age, and it has been 10 years since Papuk became the first geopark in Croatia under UNESCO protection. A record attendance of the Park was achieved, and several projects co-financed by European funds are in progress, among which the most significant is the Geo Stories project of the UNESCO Geopark.And in order for PP Papuk to be able to develop well and sustainably as well as additionally invest in tourist infrastructure, in accordance with the growing number of visitors, in the area of Papuk Nature Park from next year a new price list is applied and individual tickets are introduced in Jankovac. existing prices for organized groups and expert guides.In addition to nature protection, which is primary, the Park has so far invested heavily in the construction of tourist infrastructure that has been enriched and improved with the aim of improving standards in this protected area in providing services to visitors. Considering that so far only organized groups (HRK 25,00 adults, HRK 20,00 children, mountaineers and pensioners) have paid for the ticket in the entire area of the Park, the Institution, in order to equalize the status of visitors, introduces payment of individual tickets from next year only for Jankovac Forest Park area, and the ticket price will be a symbolic 10,00 kuna, while children will be provided with free entry. The ticket price will include a tourist tour of the Count’s Trail with expert accompaniment and a promotional flyer. The new price list also includes completely new educational programs adapted to the needs of different categories of our visitors. Primary and secondary school students in Požega-Slavonia and Virovitica-Podravina counties will continue to enjoy the beauties of Jankovac on more acceptable terms, and in the coming period a similar cooperation is planned with schools from all five Slavonian counties.Jankovac Forest Park – the strongest tourist assetThe strongest tourist asset is certainly the Jankovac Forest Park, which this year attracts the largest number of visitors. Jankovac is one of the most beautiful mountain valleys, rich in cold springs and clear streams, surrounded by centuries-old letters of the Slavonian forest. “Through multimillion investments made in the past in the wider area of the Papuk Nature Park, and especially in the Jankovac Forest Park, as well as through more than 20 million kuna that we will invest in the next two years in Jankovac, this future symbolic fee gives our visitors a lasting contribution to the protection and preservation of nature in the area of our largest Slavonian pearl, which we must preserve for all future generations ” said Alen Jurenac, director of the Park.The largest realized infrastructure project so far is the Jankovac Eco-point facility. Visitors are thus provided with a hall with 40 seats for various presentations, conferences and educational programs. The building has a souvenir shop and toilets that visitors can use for free, so that the Eco Point fully meets all the needs of modern tourists. “I have been visiting foreign and domestic mountains for more than forty years and I can say from experience that I have paid for a ticket or some form of payment for my stay in many places. Somewhere it is accompanied by good infrastructure in the field, and somewhere by professional and other logistics. Within the boundaries of the Papuk Nature Park, according to the current price list, a “mountaineering” individual ticket has been paid for in the entire protected area at a price of HRK 20,00. Now that individual will pay 10 kuna and only in the area of the Jankovac Forest Park, and the tour outside that area is free. It is time for other parts of the Papuk Nature Park and the Papuk Geopark to start being valorized”Said Miroslav Mesić, nature conservationist in the Park.With this project and the new tourist infrastructure, Papuk Nature Park wants to enable quality coexistence of man and nature, put protected areas in the function of sustainable development and raise the tourist potential of this protected area for the benefit of the local community.
According to police investigators,Panangganan was walking with Nenita Garina, Lorencia Julian and Jemboy Julianwhen four unidentified suspects peppered Panangganan with bullets around 6:30a.m. on Wednesday. Panangganan was rushed to the SipalayCity Health Office where the attending physician declared him “dead onarrival.” The 44-year-old resident AmidPanangganan died of gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. Officers of the Sipalay City policestation have yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the incident./PN BACOLOD City – A man was shot to deathin Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.