GAJNA

 

 

Značajni krajobraz Gajna

GAJNA

A protected landscape, Gajna is a typical Slavonian Sava valley pasture with abundant swamp animal and plant life situated east of Slavonski Brod, close to the villages of Oprisavci and Poljanci. Gajna has several alluvial depressions that are filled with water during spring and autumn floods, thus enabling the regeneration of the swamp flora and fauna. This contributes to the lateral canal which cuts through Gajna in its western part and conveys the water gathered on the Dilj Mountain to the Sava River and the Gajna swamps. While today attention is mostly being drawn only to the negative anthropogenic impacts on nature, Gajna represents a unique Croatian example of positive impacts of human influence on the environment, which has not only ensured a supply of fresh water for cattle watering but has facilitated the development of wildlife.

This protected landscape has a 500 hectares surface. There is an educational trail with a gazebo and a marked Slavonski Brod-Gajna cycling track, and, the area of that protected landscape is permanently inhabited by around fifty of the Podolska cattle sort, around 10 Posavian horses, and the most recent inhabitants of Gajna are the Slavonian pigs.