#itIsNotTooLate - Seagrass bedsZostera marina, Zostera noltei and Cymodocea nodosa, their importance for the fish world and the overall ecosystem of the three seas.

In amount of 189.220,49 HRK obtained through the FLAG Three Seas tender for the selection of the project Measures 2.1. support for the valuation, protection and promotion of the natural resource base – rivers, seas and coasts within the implementation of the Local Development Strategy in fisheries FLAG Three Seas for the period 2014-2020.

The NGO Lončari project consists of a full range of activities from volunteer cleaning actions, through research work, to art installation and multilingual internet presentation. Project partners are The Zrmanja Ecological Association and the Marine Explorers Society 20.000 leagues. Through this project we will permanently remove a significant part of pollution from the basin of the Zrmanja and Bijela rivers, support the importance of seagrass beads of the Karin Sea consisting of seagrass flowers: Zostera marina, Zostra noltei, Cymodocea nodosa. Finally, to acquaint locals and tourists with the values ​​of these seagrass beds for the ecosystem and the quality of life of fish and other inhabitants of the sea area of ​​the FLAG Three Seas.

Part of the project is the International Public Call for Artists and Art Collectives. We are announcing the call for artist with the aim of hiring an artist who will make an art installation available from the collected waste available to the public as a permanent warning of humans negative influence on nature, but also a reminder that it is still not too late.

The entire project will be shown via internet presentation, photo-video documentations, to promote the values ​​and importance of the LAGUR Three Seas aquaculture area and the Natura 2000 areas.

Project of three non-profit associations:


Public international call for artists and artistic collectives

2 Eco Actions

It’s not too late! We are conducting two public eco-actions, on the rivers of the Karin and Novigrad Sea basins.

Where River Zrmanja touches the sea 2022.

River Bijela 2022.

Research work

Through research work with the the Marine Explorers Society 20.000 leagues, we will support the importance of the seagrass beds of the Karin Sea, which consist of sea flowers: Zostera marina, Zostra noltei, Cymodocea nodosa.

We will map the habitats of seagrass beds in the Karin Sea, and publish a document with the results of the research.

Art installation

We will use the collected waste from the locations, the experience of people working together on waste collection, and the natural and cultural heritage of this area, which will be used as an element for the creation of work.

International Public Call for Artists and Art Collectives "ON ACCEPTING THE UNDESIRABLE"

Submit your application before November 15th, 2022. or inform your friends whose idea the jury will reward with a residency and a money reward, and the production of this important artistic intervention.