Ecosystem of Island Cres abounds in features that make it one of the most beautiful parts of the Croatia. Cres today ranks among the flora one of the richest islands, many of whom make relict and endemic plants that are rich flora complements the wealth of fauna, especially with one of the last habitats of rare birds – the griffon vulture.
The island is covered with olive trees, and there were about 1,400 species of indigenous plants and vegetation. It is interesting that the island has no poisonous snakes, and the legend says that poisonous snakes cursed St. Gaudentius, patron of Osor.
The tradition of the island makes specific sheep, and in a way that the sheep graze freely on pastures enclosed by ancient stone walls, a single free grazing and diversity of plants in the diet Cres sheep make excellent Cres lamb multiple award-winning and distinctive product of the island. The influence of the sea and highly essential herbs is what enriches the diet Cres herds, making them as special and richer.
Hiking trails that sustain the race actually are old pedestrian pathways that are interwoven through private pastures Cres inhabitants, Chief Shepherd, who in these regions keep their sheep. The place is marked by centuries-old stone walls and lese that held together the flock Cres sheep, so it is necessary, given the specific type of shepherding, kept under surveillance and closed, and it is precisely these pedestrian paths shepherds visit their farms and their herds. Roads make easier and more difficult to negotiate rocky and earthen paths, with mild and steep ups and downs, which intertwine landscape of this island.