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  02.10.2017, 07:12h


World Animal Protection Day

The Krka National Park continues to join in celebrating the World Animal Protection Day by holding numerous educational workshops in kindergartens and elementary schools.

The staff of the Krka National Park, in cooperation with the Hyla Association, will hold a series of educational workshops throughout the week for the lower elementary school grades on the subject of the underground world: Young Cavers – Let's Explore Caves!Young Cavers – Hit the Stalactite!, and Young Cavers – The Legend of the Dragon's Children, which will bring the children closer to the mysterious world of the underground and the floral and faunal species that inhabitat it. The kindergarten students will be entertained with the games “The Fastest Lap”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Bat Hunting”, and will learn about the protected floral and faunal species in the Krka National Park.

The Hyla Association was founded by biologists and lovers of amphibians and reptiles, who wanted to protect this group of animals through their actions and also increase awareness of their endangerment, disappearance, and importance in the ecosystem.

 

The workshops will be held according to the following schedule:

  • Monday, 2 October 2017 at 9.35 am, Elementary School Petar Krešimir IV, Šibenik;
  • Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 8.45 am, Elementary School Petar Krešimir IV, Šibenik; at 4 pm at the Kindergarten Cvrčak and the Magical World Association, Knin; 
  • Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 8 am, District School Dubravica; at 2 pm at Elementary School Petar Krešimir IV, Šibenik;
  • Thursday, 5 October 2017 at 8 am, Elementary School Skradin;
  • Friday, 6 October 2017 at 10.30 am, District School Bilice.

 

The World Animal Protection Day is an international day devoted to animal rights and their welfare, with special emphasis on the relationship between man and animals, and the importance of all animals for life on Earth. It was proclaimed in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence to highlight the unfavorable position of endangered species. According to information from world organizations, every day 50-150 species go extinct, and the main cause for the endangerment of animal species is human activity.

The 4th of October was chosen for the World Animal Protection Day, the  day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.