Donation Programme

Tornjak dog guard cattle

Why donations?

The protection of large carnivores is one of the most complex nature protection issues. Large carnivores feed, namely, on animals, which are at the same time the subject of economic exploitation by people for food, hunting, etc...

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Tornjak dog puppy

First tornjak donations

In 1997, with the view to help livestock breeders in term of reducing damage caused by wolves, the State Directorate for the Protection of Nature and Environment of that time, supported by the INA Petroleum Industry...

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Tornjak dog

Tornjak donations within the framework of the LIFE III project

Since 2003 the donations have continued within the framework of the LIFE III project entitled "Conservation and Management of Wolves in Croatia ". As a result of former experience a permanent control of donation beneficiaries was organized...

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Tornjak dog guarding cattle

Donation of Tornjak dogs upon completion of the project

Following completion of the project, donations of Tornjak dogs continued with Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Zadar County allocating funds for this purpose.

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Cattle in electric fence

Donations of electric fences as part of the LIFE III project

During the project, a total of 50 electric fences were donated...

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Cattle in electric fence

Donations of electric fences following the completion of the project

Even after the close of the project, the Institute continued to conduct donations of electric fences that are also an effective means of protecting livestock.

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