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Life Artina – Future for Seabirds

Our 5-year journey called LIFE Artina has come to an end.

First and foremost, we would like to thank everybody who contributed to this project, and who helped us achieve all our goals, especially the local community of Lastovo island.

The experience we’ve gained throughout this journey will always be remembered. As we reflect on the conclusion of our project, we are grateful for the invaluable lessons learned and the meaningful relationships formed along the way.

We invite you to explore our Layman’s report, a comprehensive overview of our project’s achievements, insights, and impact. Within its pages, you’ll find a reflection of the remarkable journey we’ve undertaken together.


Layman's Report  


We invite you to watch and experience the story of the LIFE Artina project through an inspiring project video and join us in our mission to protect and preserve Adriatic seabirds!

In addition, we invite you to watch our interesting bycatch video, which sheds light on the crucial issue of unintentionally catching birds on fishing gear. Learn more about the innovative solutions we tested throughout the project to mitigate this challenge.

Join us in exploring the world of seabirds and the challenges they face and learn more about this important topic.


The LIFE Artina – Seabird Conservation Network in the Adriatic project tackles conservation issues of pelagic seabird species in the Central Adriatic focusing on three species: Audouin’s gull (Larus audouinii), the Scopoli’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) and yelkouan shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan). Since it is important to protect bird populations in the areas they naturally occur, the aim of this project is to help proclaim new marine protected areas important for birds (SPAs) which are recognized as key areas not only for nesting but also for feeding and migration. Long-term effective management of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia will be possible, as well as better protection and conservation of seabirds, especially target species, by accomplishing projects’ goals. LIFE Artina specific objectives are:

  1. Identify marine SPAs at sea in southern Croatia for the Audouin’s gull, the Scopoli’s shearwater and Yelkouan shearwater.
  2. Understand and assess the main threats affecting seabird populations on land and at sea in the project area and define actions to mitigate them.
  3. Eradicate terrestrial invasive species (ship rats) on shearwater breeding colonies and control of yellow-legged gulls at breeding colonies of Audouin’s gulls.

Find out more about the project!


Our publications are available in English and Croatian!







Fond za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost