The legal basis for the operation of the National Park is the Nature Protection Act. All important provisions for management of the Park’s territory are derived from this act.
In the Nature Protection Act, a “national park” is defined as follows:
„…a large, predominantly unmodified land and/or sea area of outstanding and multiple natural values. It includes one or more conserved or slightly modified ecosystems and is primarily intended for conservation of the intact natural values. A national park has scientific, cultural, educational and recreational purposes. In a national park only those activities are permitted that do not pose any threat to the authenticity of nature. In a national park all economic use of natural resources is prohibited.“
Northern Velebit National Park Public Institution's Documents:
- Strategy and Action Plan for the Protection of Biological and Landscape diversity of the Republic of Croatia (NN 143/08), (Croatian original ), (unofficial English translation )
- Nature Protection Act (NN 80/13), (Croatian original )
- Northern Velebit National Park Proclamation Act (NN 58/99), (Croatian original )
- Regulation on establishment of the Northern Velebit National Park Public Institution (NN 96/99), (Croatian original )
- Ordinance on the proclamation of protected and strictly protected wild taxa (NN 99/09), (Croatian original )
- Ordinance on kinds of habitat types, habitats map, threatened and rare habitat types and on measures for conservation of habitat types (NN 7/06), (Croatian original ), (NN 119/09), (Croatian original ), (unofficial English translation )
- Regulation on Proclamation of the Ecological Network (NN 124/2013), (Croatian original ), (unofficial English translation )
Other regulations pertaining to environmental protection can be found on the web pages of the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection and the National Institute for Nature Protection .