The Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures is the place where you can find out more about the millennia-long coexistence of local people and griffon vultures.

The Centre is located in the former school building, which has been recently refurbished and whose ground floor now features a multimedia exhibition about griffon vultures and the life of the inhabitants of Tramuntana (the northern part of the island of Cres).

The Centre occasionally hosts other interesting events such as photo exhibitions and various workshops for children, and also provides visitors with information about the Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures, which is an integral part of the Centre.

The Centre is a meeting point for scientists, researchers, ornithologists, nature lovers and enthusiasts, local people, and school children. As a result of the activities of the Beli Visitor Centre and Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures, monitoring of the griffon vulture population, education, and sustainable presentation of the island’s natural and cultural heritage to tourists, active measures are being taken to protect the strictly protected and endangered griffon vultures.



Entrance to the Beli Visitor Centre is charged according to the valid price list. All revenues from the tickets, workshops or donations are intended solely for the implementation of the Centre’s activities and the management of the Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures. By visiting the Centre, you will deepen your knowledge through a unique experience of the island of Cres, and also help to preserve the last population of griffon vultures in Croatia!



One of the tasks of the Centre is to conduct educational programmes with the goal of promoting and preserving the natural values of the Tramuntana area and the entire island of Cres. Educational programmes are carried out through workshops aimed at children, local people, and interested groups of visitors. To participate in workshops, prior arrangement and the agreement of the staff of the Centre is required. A free tour of the exhibitions in the Centre is included for all workshop participants.



In 2018, Priroda Public Institution began to create volunteer programmes with the help and support of the BIOM Association as its partner, and the volunteers are accommodated at the Centre. To improve volunteer programmes, Priroda Public Institution made the application with the European Solidarity Program for obtaining quality marks at the Visitor Center Beli.

After a successful evaluation, the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs has awarded the Institution “Quality Label for Volunteering” as a volunteer’s recipient. The Quality Label confirms that the organization has the capacity for quality project implementation in accordance with the quality standards and rules of the European Solidarity Program program, which will contribute to the quality of the Center’s work, and to enable young people to get acquainted with the rich biodiversity of the island of Cres and the conservation measures and efforts to preserve the Griffon vultures.