One of the most important jobs of SEFAG Zrt. is the preservation and presentation of the natural treasures of Somogy County. Only those who are aware of it uniqueness will be committed to love and protect the nature and the forests. We created this website to draw people’s attention to this region’s flora and fauna, natural and cultural heritage. Browsing on this site you can find several texts to read which provides interesting and hopefully new information about ecosystems, remarkable animal and plant species. Besides this you can find ethnographical, historical and astronomical topics among them. In addition to the illustrated contents quiz can help you to recall what you have read and for relaxation, you can play with “forest” versions of classic games.
Presentation of the project
The project entitled “Tourism 4 All - Common tourism development of natural and cultural assets of Suhopolje-Noskovačka Dubrava-Zselic Starry Park”, realized in the framework of international cooperation, supported by the INTERREG V-A Hungary-Croatia Cooperation Program 2014-2020, with the reference number HUHR/1601/2.1.2./0014 was realized by the partnership of the Municipality of Virovitica-Podravina County, as Lead Partner, and the public institution responsible for the management of the nature reserves and ecological network of Virovitica-Podravina County, and SEFAG Erdészeti és Faipari Zrt., co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, supported by the INTERREG V-A Hungary-Croatia Cooperation Program 2014-2020. The European Union contribution to the project with a total budget of EUR 1,499,714.16 is EUR 1,274,757.11 and the contribution of the Hungarian State is EUR 120,048.
During the 20 months of project implementation, at one of the most popular excursion sites of the county on the Hungarian side, next to Ropoly Lake located in the Zselic Landscape Preservation Region, a country house with a porch and a thatched roof, featuring the characteristics of Somogy county’s folk architecture and a nature preservation house also offering tourist information services have been completed. Two resting places for horse riders have been built near the lakeside, which will allow horse riders to find relaxation alongside cyclists and hikers on foot in the future. In addition, the region’s infrastructure has also been renewed.
In parallel, in Croatia, the landscaping and renovation of the Jankovich Manor Park in Suhopolje was completed. The former aristocratic garden featuring both rare and protected plants is free for tourists to visit. In addition, the “Drava Story” Visitor Centre located in Noskovačka Dubrava has acquired new interactive tools to help teach science subjects.
In addition to infrastructure, there is also a need for proper quality services and choices of programs. Therefore, tourism experts from Kaposvár University and the College of Virovitica also joined the project, preparing thematic program packages tailored to the needs of tourists, and also the program’s website was created and numerous promotional publications issued.