The Nature Park Medvednica is managed by a Public Institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia. The founder of the Institution is the Republic of Croatia, and the rights and duties of the founder of the Institution are carried out by the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

The Institution’s activities include protection, maintenance and promotion of the Nature Park Medvednica with the purpose of protecting and preserving the originality of nature, ensuring an undisturbed conduction of natural processes and sustainable usage of natural goods, supervising the conditions and measures of nature protection in the managed area and participating in the collection of data for the purpose of monitoring the state of nature preservation.

The Institution bodies are the Governing Council and the Director.

The Institution is managed by the Governing Council, while the Director organizes, leads and represents the Institution.

Members of the Governing Council:

  • Gabrijela Šestani, Msc (Biology) – president
  • Diana Prpić, Msc (Petrol) – member
  • Patricija Gambiroža, Msc (Biology) – member
  • Vladimir Lušo, Msc (Forestry) – member
  • Tajana Ban Ćurić, Msc (Geology) – member

The Institution is divided into four departments managed by the Director.

Director’s office

Marina Popijač, PhD

Department of Nature Protection, Conservation and Sustainable Management of Nature Park

Head of Department
Sandra Wolf Kramarić, MSc (Forestry)

Rangers Service and Technical Affairs Department

Head of Department – Chief Ranger
Martina Jurjević Varga, MSc (Forestry)

Head of Technical Affairs Section
Suzana Kavčić, MSc (Geology) 


Promotion, Education and Interpretation Department

Head of Department
Andrea Kostelić, MSc (Geography)

Department of General and Common Affairs

Head of Department
Antonia Pezo, MSc (Economics)

Head of Accounting Section
Gordana Bakić, Accountant

Medvedgrad Visitor Center Department

Head of Department
Sanja Šašić, (prof. spec. oec.)

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