On the occasion of marking the Day of Nature Protection and the International Day of Biodiversity, the cleaning of the Saplunara beach and the area of the Natura 2000 ecological network on the island of Mljet was organized.
The pupils of the Lapad and Mljet primary schools, together with their teachers Ivan Cikatic and Katarina Lackovic Poruglas, were welcomed by the representatives of the Public Institution, the Director Ivica Grilec, the expert associate Margarita Polzer and the Director of the Municipal Mljet d.o.o. and Voda Mljet d.o.o. Ivan Srsen. They explained to the pupils the work of their institutions, as well as the harmfulness of marine waste for the ecosystem and the importance of preserving natural values, such as the Saplunara protected area.
During the cleaning of Saplunara as well as Blace Bay, dozens of waste bags, mostly plastic and styrofoam, were collected.
Saplunara has recently been listed as one of the best secret beaches in Europe by The Times.
- A wonderfully unspoilt beach, Saplunara is a kilometre- long cove split into two pine-backed sweeps of sand – the only non-pebble beaches on Mljet. Edged by a swathe of botanically rich natural park, Saplunara’s location on the southeastern tip of the island means it remains peaceful for most of the season. It is quite a drive from most of the places to stay in Mljet, but roads are quiet and the scenery is beautiful – it was written in the article.