The island of Rab is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic. Most of the island is covered in pine forests and the holm oak. The flora of the Lopar Peninsula is exceptionally diverse as it is where the continental and Mediterranean climates meet. The Lopar peninsula is the habitat of numerous species of wild Mediterranean plants. The most important cultivated plants are grape, olives, figs, potatoes and tomatoes.
The Peninsula’s numerous species of flora are continuously being recorded as part of the Transverzala botana project, initiated by the Lopar Tourist Board in co-operation with the Lopar Municipality, the county of Primorje-Gorski kotar, the “Priroda” public institution and the Rab Centre for Research and Development. Apart from farm animals, the island’s fauna includes wild animals such as the hare, pheasant, and some birds of prey, as well as some species of big game in the close-by island of Grgur, such as the fallow deer and roe dear. Schools of dolphins, always ready for play and frolic, can often be seen off the shore of Lopar.