Listen to the sounds of Croatian nature on

You will likely have noticed the many wonderful sounds of Croatian nature if you’ve visited the country. From the mesmerising sounds of cicadas in Dalmatia in summer, to Adriatic waters lapping gently at a beach; the amazing Sea Organ in Zadar to one of the Plitvice waterfalls crashing over rocks; the sound of an impressive summer thunderstorm to the tiny swifts zooming through the skies above Dubrovnik.

There is now a fascinating website called which offers a huge, free repository of pure and immersive natural soundscapes that have been recorded in locations all over the world – including a wonderful selection from Croatia. Just the thing if you’d like to relive (or experience for the first time) some of the amazingly peaceful sounds of the country!

Launched in 2022, is a non-profit, community project which holds 600+ recordings and counting. That adds up to around 8 days of authentic and pure natural sounds to fully immerse yourself into.

Sounds of Croatian nature
Artwork by Merve Gencer

Sounds of Croatian nature on

There is almost 15 hours of recordings of Croatian nature on What makes the recordings particularly special is that they are completely unedited, unlooped, and uninterrupted by any sounds generated by humans or technology – also known as ‘anthropophony‘. 

All the sounds have been collected by professional field recordists using specialist equipment to capture the true quality of nature’s soundscapes. 

Sounds of Croatian nature - artwork by Merve Gencer
Artwork by Merve Gencer

From birdsong at dawn in Jelenje and wind blowing around mountains in Gornja Gračenica, to the comforting crackle of a campfire in the Voloderac woods and the trickle of a creek in Lika, features 21 soundscapes recorded across Croatia. 

Dive right in with the following selection:

  1. A Night with Grey Wolves – Mrzli Dol
  2. Snow Storm with Powerful Thunder – Mrkopalj
  3. Life of Birds in a Calm Evening Spring – Rijeka
  4. Swamp at the Edge of a River – Krka National Park
  5. Spring Dawn Chorus in the Forest Meadow – Jelenje
  6. Crackly campfire in the woods of Voloderac – Voloder
  7. Storm in Velebit Mountain – Velebit mountain
  8. Water Flowing in Creek – Lika
  9. Windy mountains in Gornja Gračenica – Gornja Gračenica
  10. Meadow in the End of Summer – Zoretići


As well as providing these amazing nature sounds, also helps showcase environmental charities local to the areas in which the recordings are captured. The website also acts as a conservation tool by documenting uninterrupted soundscapes that are becoming increasingly scarce. It aims to continuously add new sounds to its map for a new experience. map

To enjoy more sounds of nature, take a look at their interactive world map that can be filtered by mood, duration, predominant sound, and habitat.

Perhaps you enjoy the sound of rain? There are over 9 hours of soothing rainfall to be heard. Or maybe you prefer birdsong? There are nearly 13 hours of that.

You can also filter through’s recordings library, explore their playlists, or try their Spotify podcast: Wind is the Original Radio

Enjoy the sounds of Croatian nature – as well as nature sounds from all over the world!

Marine Sustainability Online Course - Green Sail

Free Marine Sustainability online course offered by Croatian organisation Green Sail

The Croatian organisation Green Sail, which aims to develop sustainable tourism in the nautical sector, has launched its first ever marine sustainability online course.

The ‘Introduction to Marine Sustainability’ course has been designed by the organisation to raise awareness about pollution in the marine industry and the need for sustainable tourism now and in the future. The introductory-level course – completely free to all users – provides students with a useful insight into what approaches can be used to implement sustainability in tourism and how best to protect marine life. Anyone with an interest in sustainability, responsible tourism and marine protection will definitely be interested in Green Sail’s course.

Marine Sustainability Online Course - Green Sail

Green Sail has been operating for a number of years in the sustainability sphere, working diligently to shift people’s behaviour and attitudes around sustainability, particularly in the nautical tourism sector. Green Sail has launched its marine sustainability online course as a response to the needs of the tourism industry. The organisation has switched to online learning; its on-site training has, unfortunately, had to be paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.

About the marine sustainability online course

The ‘Introduction to Marine Sustainability’ online course will provide users with an insight into how a sustainable approach to tourism, the environment and marine life is vital for a viable future. In particular, the course will address in detail the unbreakable bond between humans and the earth’s seas and oceans; this encourages a deeper understanding of the interconnection between oceans, the climate and weather.

The course also: covers the factors that impact climate change and its consequences; takes a look at the problem of sea waste and threats from pollution; and focuses on the importance of a sustainable tourism approach in the world we live in today. As mentioned, this course is completely free to all students.

Once completed, students will be able to understand how a sustainable approach to the environment can reduce pollution, climate change, sea waste and more. Students will also be able to discuss and apply the ideas behind these topics to their everyday life.

Marine Sustainability Online Course - Green Sail

Sign up for the course

You can find out more information about the course and enrol in it here: Introduction to Marine Sustainability.

About Green Sail

Based in Split, Croatia, Green Sail is a non-profit organisation that leads initiatives to support sustainable tourism development amongst coastal communities and in our seas. Through its Charter and Marina Programs, Green Sail partners with charter companies, marinas, institutions and environmentally-friendly businesses and individuals by providing informative and educational activities and materials.

For more information, please visit the Green Sail website or contact them on