Overall objective of the LIFE Artina project is to create the preconditions for the designation of new marine conservation areas important for birds (SPA) in Croatia by creating a list of proposed new SPA sites and development of conservation measures for these areas.

Project specific objectives are:

  • Identify marine SPAs at sea in southern part of Croatia for the Audouin’s Gull, the Scopoli’s Shearwater and Yelkouan Shearwater.
  • Understand and assess the main threats affecting seabird populations on land and at sea in the project area and define actions to mitigate them.
  • Eradicate alien terrestrial invasive species (ship rats) that negatively impact on Shearwater breeding colonies and control of Yellow-legged Gulls at breeding colonies of Audouin’s Gulls.