|ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PAPERS|
|Medak, J., Slade, D., Vukelić, M., Medvedović, J.||UDK 630* 188 + 182.1 (001)|
|Peduncled Oak Forests in the Areas of Premužno Jezero and Crno Jezero in Lika pdf HR EN||251|
|Šporčić, M., Sabo, A.||UDK 630* 304 + 964 (001)|
|Workers´ Injuries in Croatian Forestry in the Period of 1991-2000 pdf HR EN||261|
|Kremer, D.||UDK 630* 181.8 + 270|
|The Flowering of Some Woody Plants During the Winter in the Botanical Gardens of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics pdf HR EN||273|
|Zelić, J., Međugorac, K.||UDK 630* 232.1 + 524|
|A Contribution to the Management of Red Oak (Quercus borealis maxima Sarg.) pdf HR EN||287|
|Vukelić, M.||UDK 630* 451 + 462|
|Grazing on the Velebit pdf HR EN||299|
|Summary: The exploitation of secondary forest products in Lika and Velebit, such as grazing and browsing, has a very long tradition and can be divided into:a) the period up to the Second World War,|
b) the period after the Second World War.
The first period relates to the Military Border and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, when the inhabitants of Lika did not pay for secondary forest products owing to servitude rights in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, which were transferred to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918.
In the period after the Second World War, the inhabitants of the former Military Border lost those rights and could only use them for a fee according to the regulations in the Forestry Act and in forest management plans.
The article deals with tne history of grazing on Velebit and in northern Dalmatia with a special reference to the issue of goats and goat rearing. Rearing goats was banned several times in the past on the ground of its devastating effects on forests, but it has been preserved in some parts of Croatia till present times.
The idea for this article came from a TV programme "Svakodnevica" (Eventsof the Day), in which one goat breeder from Obrovac compared a goat to a "kanader" (a fire-fighting plane) and claimed that goats contributed to the prevention of forest fires. After several minutes my old friend and colleague Mr Tompak phoned in and sharply refuted the goat-breeder´s words as total untruth, which I silently agreed with in my mind. A goat is not a "kantzder"; on the contrary, it is a demon for forestry and the environment.
The damage inflicted by goats in the area from Istria, Primorje, Velebit and Northern Dalmatia is incalculable.
Key words: browsing; compensation; fire-fighting plane ("kanader") and demon; grazing