With this Regulation, the Republic of Croatia has established a institution called “Public Nature Park Lastovo Islands", as a public institution of interest for the Republic of Croatia.This Institution provides various services in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Nature, and in particular: the protection, maintenance and promotion of the Nature Park "Lastovo Islands" in order to protect and maintain the authenticity of nature, ensuring uninterrupted continuation of natural processes and the sustainable use of natural resources; supervision over the conditions and protection measures; control over the permitted business activities, in order to ensure the rational and sustainable use of natural resources.
Implemented by: Regulation on the establishment of the Public Institution Nature Park " Papuk". (1999-06-16)
Implements: Law declaring the Nature Park "Lastovo Islands". (2006-09-29)
Amended by: Regulation amending the Regulation on the establishment of the Public Institution Nature Park "Lastovo Islands". (2014-07-10)
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The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population.