2707 citizens’ reports were received at the Green phones of Croatia in the period from 1st of January to 31st of December 2015.

The analysis of calls was prepared by members of the Green phone network in the framework of the project "Partnership for the environment" funded by the European Union and co-financed by the Office for Associations of the Croatian Government.

Green phones receive citizens’ reports on environmental issues from all over Croatia at the unique number of 072 123 456 for Croatia.

While working on the Green Phone we often encounter difficulties in solving the reports of light pollution.

At the end of march 2012, citizens informed green action on the green phone of the cutting of trees in the private forest in sesvete. They visited the disputed parcel themselves and found that most of the trees were marked for cutting. We directed the citizens to call the police, and we, given current long-term experience, started to resolve this case with the assumption of illegal clear-cutting of forest parcel with the aim of converting it from green zone to construction zone in the Spatial planning documents, and finally constructing of buildings.

In association franjo koščec we had several inquiries on the green phone related to crows - small beautiful birds that shout loudly (in cities) and attack agricultural lands (in the agricultural areas). At a time when the birds have nests and young birds - in the Republic of Croatia they are all protected, i.e. for them there is no closed season for hunting. The problem arises when the birds which have usually fed in landfills, lose their place for feeding, because we humans finally decided to rehabilitate the landfill.

We received a report of an open dump of asbestos waste on the island of Olib via the Green Phone of Eko Zadar. The landfill is located just behind the seafront and, according to the notifier, it has disfigured the maritime property for a year now. We sent the report to the city of Zadar, Administrative Department of Public Utilities.

Citizens of Pula found a pitiful sight of sawing trees in front of the Social Centre Rojc.

We have previously informed the public about the plans for cutting down the trees because of the construction of the skate park based on a report of the citizens via the Green Phone. We tried to obtain information from the Administrative Department for the Municipal System and Property.

Stabla stoje

We have received a report from the resident of Posedarje concerning the unloading of faeces in the open pit having a diameter of 20 x 20 in which the septic tanks are unloaded from all the surrounding villages, and unbearable stench spreads around the village (especially because the pit is open).

We received two reports in relation to the park of Hotel Belvedere via the Green Phone of Association Žmergo.

The hotel is closed during winter season, and therefore it does not clean its environment and obviously becomes a target for vandalism. The first report concerns the steel structure rammed into a live tree - cypress, and the other concerns the overturned or otherwise overflowing garbage can (nobody emptied it since the hotel was closed).

The Dalmatian area more frequently encounters problems concerning land reclamation. With the growth of the tourist season, and thus by the possibility of greater earnings, this problem becomes more pronounced.

So, over the past year, we received sever cases of land reclamations concerning the coast - beaches, promenades and the like via the line of Green Phone of the Association Sunce.

Nasipavanje obale

On the very day of the Planet Earth in 2015, citizens called the Green Phone of the Green Action with a request to help them save two Lombardy poplar trees and one cypress tree in the courtyard of their building, which several tenants wish to cut down.