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“We have to report on (wildlife and habitats), but not only report on them but to preserve them. And if you want to preserve something, you have to know where it is and what you should do to pre... Show More +serve it,” says Matija Frankovic, of Croatia’s State Institute for Nature Protection.Under the ecological data system, he says, tens of thousands of Croatia’s animals, birds, fish, and plants are being documented and categorized, with a focus on how to prevent the country’s dwindling species from disappearing altogether.A rare breed of indigenous cattle and several other animal species are listed by the ecological data system as endangered and in need of protection on the marshlands where they live and roam in Croatia’s Gajna Natural Park. Show Less -