Nature park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje

The Nature Park Žumberak–Samoborsko gorje is characterised by preserved nature, forests, streams, waterfalls, vineyard covered hills, pastures and traditional farms.

As this area is partially cultivated, it is like a mosaic covered by interchanging forests, meadows, pastures, orchards and vineyards. The Park is also home to numerous springs, brooks, waterfalls, abysses as well as different speleological objects (caves, pits). The larger part of the Park is covered by beech forests as well as mixed oak-beech forests. Meadow and pasture communities are ecologically important as are plants living in wet habitats, rocks and dunes. From animals, we should mention brown bear, wolf, large number of bird species, little mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The Park’s underground caves are habitat to the most endangered group of mammals – bats.