Velebit is one of the largest in the area of the Dinarides, extends in length about 145 kilometers from Vratnik pass above Senj to the Valley of Zrmanja River in the southeast.
Nature Park covers an area of 2,000 square kilometers and is the largest protected area of Croatia. Velebit’s position, as well as its geologic structure, has resulted in growth of extremely rich and diverse flora and fauna. Over 2,700 plant species have been recorded until now, of which 78 are endemic species. Among the endemics, we should point out the famous Velebit Bellflower and among tertiary relicts Croatian Sibirea. Velebit is a nesting ground for many different bird species and from mammals we should mention two endangered species in Europe: brown bear and wolf.