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PUBLICATIONS – Life Artina

Here you can download our publications and report summaries.

Reports & summaries:

A.2. Research to assess and quantify relevant threats to seabirds at sea

  • Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (2019): Expert study for assessing the impact of fishing activities on seabirds. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic” – Croatian
  • Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar (2020): Report on the extent of use of fishing gear with potential impact on seabirds and the extent of accidental seabird bycatch. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic” – Croatian
  • Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce (2021): Report on the interaction of seabirds and fishing activities and measures to reduce accidental seabird bycatch. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic” – Croatian
  • Tutman P., Dokoza F., Šarćević T., (2021): Final technical report on monitoring marine litter and proposal for its reduction measures. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce. – Croatian
  • Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce (2022): Plan for monitoring marine litter in the Lastovo Islands Nature Park area after the completion of the LIFE Artina project. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce. – Croatian

A.3. Field surveys to assess and quantify all relevant threats operating at seabird colonies

  • Biom Association (2019): Yellow-legged gull breeding population assessment report. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Biom Association. – English

A.5. Feasibility study for the eradication of invasive mammals on seabird colonies on Sušac Island within the POP “Lastovsko otočje”

  • Varnham, K., Austad, M. (2019). Report recommending rat eradication/control techniques on Sušac. LIFE Artina (LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594) Action A5 report. BirdLife Malta. – English
  • Austad, M., Varnham, K., Engelen, D., Ječmenica, B., Kapelj, S. (2020). Feasibility study for the removal of black rats Rattus rattus from the island of Sušac, Croatia. LIFE Artina (LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594): Action A5 report. BirdLife Malta. 66 pp. – English
  • Sposimo P. (2022). Trip Report. Sušac Island, Croatia: FEasibility of black rat (Rattus rattus) eradication by means of areal baiting. Prepared for Assoc. Biom. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Nemo Ltd., Italy. 10 pp. – English

C.1. Reducing the impact of fishing activities on seabirds through the identification and promotion of best practice examples

  • Miletić A., Kapelj S., Čeprnja, H. (2022): Report on the testing of adapted fishing gear to reduce accidental seabird bycatch in Croatia. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce. – Croatian, English
  • Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce and Biom Association (2023): Recommendations arising from the testing of adapted gear to reduce accidental seabird bycatch within the LIFE Artina project. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce. – Croatian, English
  • Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce and Biom Association (2023): Measures for the mitigation of impact of fishing activities on sensitive seabird species in Croatia. LIFE Artina Project Policy Brief. – Croatian, English
  • Galović M. (2022): Analiza količina i načina zbrinjavanja proizvedenog biootpada u ugostiteljskim objektima na otoku Lastovo i smjernice za kratkoročna i dugoročna rješenja zbrinjavanja biootpada na otoku. Projekt: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“. Galović savjetovanje. Zagreb. str. 19 – Croatian
  • Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce (2023): Izvještaj o korištenju kompostera gg-02 u ugostiteljskim objektima na otoku Lastovo (2022. – 2023. godina). Projekt: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“. Sunce. Split. str. 8 – Croatian

C.2. Implement effective predator management and/or biosecurity across all targeted sites with seabirds colonies where this management is necessary and feasible

  • Biom Association (2019): Rat erradication protocol for SPA Lastovsko otočje – English

C.3. Audouin’s Gull breeding habitat improvement

  • Jurinović, L. & Engelen, D. 2022. Audouin’s gull breeding habitat improvement report – as part of Action C.3: Audouin’s gull breeding habitat improvement. LIFE Artina (LIFE 17 ANAT/HR/000594) report for action C3. Association Biom (BirdLife Croatia). 15 pp. – English

C.4. Distribution of seabirds at sea and spatiotemporal overlap with fishing activities

  • Biom Association (2022): Maps of seabird distribution at sea. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Biom Association. – English
  • Zec, M., Mihalić, I. & Engelen, D. 2023. Report about seabird and fisheries interaction: explorative bycatch risk analysis. LIFE Artina (LIFE 17 ANAT/HR/000594) report for action C.4. Association Biom (BirdLife Croatia). 18 pp. – English

C.5. Designation of new marine SPAs in Croatia

  • Biom Association (2022): Updated list of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and informative sheet for Important Bird Areas (IBAs). Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic”. Biom Association. – English

C.6. Mitigating the impact of users on seabird colonies through influencing their behavior

  • Brochure for tourists about the LIFE Artina project – Croatian, English
  • Brochure for boat operators – Best practices guide for boat operators – Croatian, English
  • Brochure for fishermen – Code of conduct – Croatian

D.2. Public attitudes baseline and end-line survey to measure impact

  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2021): Istraživanje percepcija i stavova ciljanih skupina u sklopu projekta „LIFE ARTINA – Mreža za očuvanje morskih ptica u Jadranu“, Ciljne skupine: djeca školskog uzrasta s otoka Lastova, Visa i Korčule. Projekt: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“. Institut društvenih znanosti „Ivo Pilar“. – Croatian
  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2021): Istraživanje percepcija i stavova ciljanih skupina u sklopu projekta LIFE Artina. Izvješće za turiste i posjetitelje Lastova (ulazne ankete). Projekt LIFE Artina. Institut Ivo Pilar. Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce. – Croatian
  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2023): Istraživanje percepcija i stavova ciljanih skupina u sklopu projekta LIFE Artina. Završno izvješće za turiste i posjetitelje Lastova. Projekt LIFE Artina. Institut Ivo Pilar. Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce. – Croatian
  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2020): Istraživačko izvješće: Istraživanje percepcija i stavova ciljanih skupina na Lastovu – prva dionica, Ciljna skupina: lokalno stanovništvo. Projekt: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“. Institut društvenih znanosti „Ivo Pilar“. –Croatian
  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2023): Istraživanje percepcija i stavova ciljanih skupina u sklopu projekta LIFE Artina. Završno izvješće za ciljane skupine lokalne zajednice Lastova. Projekt LIFE Artina. Institut Ivo Pilar. Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce. – Croatian
  • Marinović Golubić M. (2023): Procjena prisutnih interakcija ribara i ugroženih vrsta morskih ptica te mogućnosti za uvođenje prilagođenih ribolovnih alata za smanjenje slučajnog ulova morskih ptica u Hrvatskoj. Završno izvješće. Projekt: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“. Institut društvenih znanosti „Ivo Pilar“. – Croatian
  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2023): Istraživanje percepcija i stavova ciljanih skupina u sklopu projekta LIFE Artina. Završno izvješće za sve ciljane skupine. Projekt LIFE Artina. Institut Ivo Pilar. Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce – Croatian, English

D.3. Monitoring of impacts on ecosystem functions

  • Hudina, T. (2019): Florističko i vegetacijsko istraživanje otočića lastovskog arhipelaga. Udruga BIOM. Zagreb, 38 str. – Summary of the baseline report in Croatian
  • Škunca L., Hudina T. (2023): Florističko i vegetacijsko istraživanje otočića lastovskog arhipelaga – završni izvještaj. LIFE Artina (LIFE 17 NAT/HR/000594). Finalna verzija. Udruga BIOM, Zagreb, 34 str. – Croatian
  • Burić I., Kranželić D., Schmidt B. (2019): Analiza početnog stanja populacija gušterica Lastovskog otočja. Udruga Hyla. Zagreb, str. 20. – Summary of the baseline report in Croatian
  • Burić I., Kranželić D., (2023): Završno izvješće: Analiza provedenih mjera očuvanja na populacije gušterica Lastovskog otočja. Udruga Hyla. Zagreb, str. 36. – Croatian

D.4. Monitoring of socio-economic impact of project actions

  • Hazdovac Bajić N. (2023): Procjena socio-ekonomskog utjecaja provedbe LIFE Artina projekta. Završno izvješće. Projekt LIFE Artina. Institut Ivo Pilar. Udruga za prirodu, okoliš i održivi razvoj Sunce. – Croatian, English

E.1. Advocacy for designation of marine SPAs in Croatia

  • Zec, M., Engelen, D., Handley, J. & Rajković, Ž. (2023): IBA identification for seabirds in Croatia: supporting designation of marine SPAs. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 „Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic“. Report for actions C5 and E1. Association Biom (BirdLife Croatia). 21 pp. – English
  • Biom Association (2023): Future of bird-friendly marine policy in Croatia. LIFE Artina Project Policy Brief. – Croatian, English

E.2. Development and implementation of the LIFE Artina communication plan

E.3. LIFE Artina communication and awareness-raising events

E.4. Networking with other LIFE projects

  • Agenda of the Marine Task Force meeting of BirdLife International –English

E.5. Dissemination of LIFE Artina project results

  • Strategy for Replication and Transfer – English
  • Biom Association (2023): The Final Conference Agenda. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic. – English
  • Engelen, D., Zrnčić, V., & Glavinić, M. (Eds.). (2023). Book of Abstracts. Project: LIFE ARTINA – LIFE17 NAT/HR/000594 “Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic. – English