About the Association

Association called Friends of the island Šćedro is committed to ensure long term protection of island's environment and conservation of its natural heritage as the island itself is one of the most magnificent pearls of the Mediterranean sea.

Association Friends of the island Šćedro is a non-profit, nonpartisan, religiously neutral and independent association of individuals and legal entities. It was established with an aim to protect the island’s environment as well as its cultural and natural heritage. The association will raise the awareness of the importance of the islands of Croatia.
The association achieves its objectives by performing the following activities:

  • Cleaning up the island from waste and other actions aimed to protect the environment and nature of the island Šćedro
  • Cooperation and consultancy with the relevant local government, regional government and state bodies and institutions of Croatia,
  • Participation in public tenders for grants and encouragement of civil society,
  • Providing information, promotion and education,
  • Participation in national and international conferences related to the objectives and methods of the Association;
  • Cooperation with domestic and international organizations, companies and individuals.
  • In the calm and clear waters of Šćedro one can often spot the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Bottlenose dolphins have an elongated hydrodynamic body shape. Their color varies from dark blue to brownish-gray on the back to very light grey on the sides and almost white at the underside, which can change into pink shade during the summer when the temperature of the sea increases. Adult bottlenose dolphins range in length between 2 and 4 meters (6.6 and 13 ft), and in weight between 100 and 500 kilograms (220 and 1,100 lb).

  • In written history the name of island Šćedro is mentioned for the first time in roman era. Back then the island was called Torcola and was the home of the Roman Taurica (Tauris). This island played an important role in Adriatic history- the crucial battle for the Adriatic was placed right here in year 47 BC, in which the Caesar's fleets defeated Pompey's. Caesar's commander Publius Vatinije had won the island Vis which thus became Caesar's port.


    Become a supporter of our activities and save Šćedro from pollution! All supporters will receive a unique souvenir of Šćedro - quality T-shirt with printed design as a reminder of their support for the right cause and our gratitude. Fill out the form, print it and send it to us together with a proof of payment by mail, fax or e-mail:
    Prijatelji otoka Šćedro
    Zavala 227, 21465 Jelsa
    Fax: 021/767031

  • News and Events

    Office of the State Administration of Split-Dalmatia County, Department of General Administration, Branch Hvar has authorised the entry of the association Friends of the island Šćedro in the Croatian Associations Register.