Boranka /Paint it back: post-fire reforestation

Lesson 6/38 | Study Time: 20 Min
Boranka /Paint it back:  post-fire reforestation

Aim of Case Study

The aim of the study case is to show youngsters reality experience started as a voluntary environmental protecting project.

Boranka is the largest ever voluntary post-fire reforestation organization in Croatia. Enormous areas of forests are being destroyed in huge wildfires frequently occurring along the Croatian coast. Devastating firestorms are leaving behind wastelands with catastrophic consequences for the environment. Forests are becoming increasingly important in mitigating the effects of climate change, given the global nature of this issue. They play a vital role in regulating the Earth's climate and supporting a wide range of ecosystems and species. By conserving and promoting the health of forests, we can help to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and ensure a more sustainable future for all.

Case Study

Draw a tree, plant it here (web page), and become a part of the largest reforestation action in Croatia.

Boranka is a Croatian organization dedicated to voluntary post-fire reforestation efforts. It is the largest of its kind in the country. Wildfires, which are becoming increasingly common along the Croatian coast, have caused extensive damage to forests in the region. These devastating fires often result in a wasteland and have a catastrophic environmental impact. Boranka is working to address this issue and help restore these affected areas.

In the reforestation, they will not use Aleppo pine but native species such as downy oak, black and maritime pine, stone pine, cypress, and various species of bushes. Since reforestation will occur in various areas, forestry specialists will determine where exactly each species will be planted. The project respects the forestry profession and look forward to the noble actions for nature.

Everyone can be a part of Boranka, and help paint the black wildfire sites into green forests.

Transform a virtual tree into a living one


The Scout Association of Croatia is a national scouting organization, and the largest organization for children, and youth in Croatia. The Association was founded in 1952, and has 60 years of experience in working with children, and youth, and is also the heir of a 100-year long tradition of the Scout Movement in Croatia. he main mission of the Scout Movement is to, through a common value system, develop/form independent, responsible, and committed individuals who have a constructive role in society.The largest youth organization in Croatia is gathering 70 scouting associations whose volunteers work over 250,000 volunteers per year. We create a better world - the basic scouting slogan, and the motto of every scout in the world. 

We create a better world - the basic scouting slogan and the motto of every scout in the world.

Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS)

A national, voluntary, expert, humanitarian, and non-partisan association of public importance.

The basic goals of HGSS are prevention of accidents, rescue, and provision of first medical assistance in the mountain, and other inaccessible areas, and in exceptional circumstances where rescue and assistance should be applied with special expertise, and use of mountain rescue equipment for the purpose of preserving human life, health, and property.

The HGSS was established in 1950 as an internal service of the Croatian Mountaineering Association, and has today grown into a public service that cares about citizens' safety 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It gathers mountain rescuers organized in 25 HGSS stations that cover the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Hrvatske šume – Croatian Forests

Commercial company for forest, and woodland management owned by the Republic of Croatia.

Forests have been declared a good of interest for the Republic of Croatia. They are under special protection due to their important role in people’s lives and for their direct economic benefit for wood mass production.

Mission, and objectives of Hrvatske šume are to conduct long-term improvements to the management of the entrusted resource. It is therefore necessary to meet the desires, needs, and expectations of all interested parties: the state as the owner, buyers, lumberjacks, suppliers, employees, local government, and the wider public.

The forestry profession in Croatia has a long history dating back over two and a half centuries. It is based on the principle of sustainability, which means that forests are managed to ensure their long-term survival and maintain a natural balance. As a result, fewer trees are cut down than are grown, enabling the forests to thrive. Given the increasing threat of climate change, the role of forests in mitigating its effects is becoming increasingly important. Taking into consideration the global climate change, forests are becoming increasingly important in alleviating the consequences of climate change.

Key Take-Aways

  • environmental protection

  • forestry

  • volunteering

  • post-fire reforestation

Learning Outcome

With this key study youngsters will be able to discover that even volunteering actions can lead to green jobs important for environmental protection. Also, forests are crucial since trees absorb and store much of the carbon dioxide, and their preservation can influence climate change. Forests are important for biodiversity.

Email / contact

The aim of the Scout Association of Croatia is to gather and support the activities of associations regarding the development of physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional potential of young people, in accordance with the purpose of the Scout Movement.

Association name: The Scout Association of Croatia


Address: Koturaška cesta 3a, HR-10000 Zagreb

Tel:+385 (0)1 4872-165

Email: [email protected]

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Class Sessions

1- Workshop-Reality Experience 2- Green Corridors in Urban Landscapes, Case Study Nicosia Pedieos River 3- ‘Kafsimo’ project 4- Boranka /Paint it back: post-fire reforestation 5- PIN BIKE ( 6- The Monuments’ Ambulance / 7- MUSEO PUÇOL 8- Introduction & Theoritical Part 9- Research material 10- Summary & Recommendations 11- Uvod i teorijski dio 12- Istraživački materijal 13- Sažetak i preporuke 14- Radionica-Reality Iskustvo 15- Εισαγωγή και Θεωρητικό κομμάτι 16- Ερευνητικό υλικό 17- Σύνοψη και συστάσεις 18- Σχέδιο "Kafsimo" 19- Boranka /Paint it back: αναδάσωση μετά την πυρκαγιά 20- PIN BIKE 21- Ασθενοφόρο των Μνημείων / 22- MUSEO PUÇOL 23- Πράσινοι διάδρομοι σε αστικά τοπία, μελέτη περίπτωσης Ποταμός Πεδιός Λευκωσίας 24- Εργαστήριο - Πραγματική εμπειρία 25- projekt Kafsimo 26- Boranka /Paint it back: pošumljavanje nakon požara 27- PIN BICIKL 28- Ambulanta za spomenike 29- MUZEJ PUÇOL 30- Zeleni koridori u urbanim krajolicima, studija slučaja Nicosia Pedieos River 31- Introduzione e parte teorica 32- Materiale di ricerca 33- Sommario e Raccomandazioni 34- Laboratorio - Esperienza reale 35- Atelier - Experiență reală 36- Introducción y parte teórica 37- Material de investigación 38- Resumen y recomendaciones