A new project for joint care of protected areas

The Parks Dinarides have started the implementation of a project titled “Protected Areas of Montenegro – a Common Good for All,” aimed at drawing attention to the importance and need for enhancing protected areas and nature conservation in the process of joining the European Union. Montenegro is in the process of joining the EU and, regarding Chapter 27, has committed to increasing the percentage of protected areas to at least 20%. Currently, Montenegro’s national network of protected areas consists of 80 sites, covering 13.22% of its land and 1.87% of its marine territory. Practices and the current situation have shown...
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Press Release on the Occasion of Dinaric Protection Day – October 7th

Preserving Forests in the Service of Nature and People Today, on October 7th, we celebrate Dinaric Protection Day for the fifth time since its inception. By celebrating Dinaric Protection Day, we emphasize the significance of the natural and cultural heritage of the Dinaric Arc countries and the interconnectedness of the natural wealth and cultural-historical values of this unique European region. This year, our aim is to shed light on the vulnerability and endangerment of forests and forest ecosystems, both within protected areas and across the entire Dinaric region. We also stress the need for additional efforts at regional and national...
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The Biologer platform was presented at the scientific conference in the NP “Prokletije”

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the establishment and operation of the Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro, as well as the 32nd anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Ecological State, an international scientific conference was organized in the “Prokletije” National Park from September 20 to 22 this year, named “Protection of nature and environment, state, importance and perspectives”.                 The conference lasted for three days, during which a large number of scientists and experts from the country and the region gathered, who, along with presentations and discussions, shared their experiences and problems they face in...
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Mapping of invasive alien plants have started

Parks Dinarides have started with field research of invasive alien plant species (Ailanthus altissima, Reynoutria japonica, Broussonetia papyrifera, Aclepias syriaca, Xantium strumarium subsp. italicum, etc.) in the area of the capital city of Podgorica, as well as its surrounding. The aim of these researches is the systematic mapping of the distribution of certain invasive alien plant taxa in the territory of Montenegro. Alien invasive species represent a major threat to domestic biodiversity, especially to protected areas, rare and endangered species and their habitats. Mapping will be carried out with the help of the Biologer application, which has recently been available...
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Parks Dinarides presented Analysis of gaps in existing policies and practices related to the management of protected areas

Parks Dinarides in cooperation with The Nature Cinservancy (TNC) and the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, organized the event ” Analysis of gaps in existing policies and practices related to the Management of Protected Areas in Montenegro”. The goal of the analysis was to accurately identify key gaps in the management of protected areas in Montenegro, with an assessment of whether and to what extent the current state of management of protected areas is in accordance with legal provisions and a proposed solution to overcome the deficiencies. Recommendations, findings and an overview of the problems faced by protected...
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