Biodiversity and Protected Areas
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Program aims to make its contribution to conservation and adequate management of natural values and protected areas.
By advocating, we want to influence the increase in the number of protected areas and the public involvement in decision-making processes related to the management of natural resources and protected areas. We participate in organizing scientific research and encouraging collaborative research with an aim of creating better quality and giving more visibility to scientific community. In addition, through the activities we carry out we communicate with all relevant stakeholders and interested parties thus enriching the cross-sectoral cooperation in order to preserve the environment.
The focus of this program at the moment is improving the management of brown bear populations in BiH, combating invasive plant species along the Sava River, advocating for the protection of Sana River and many other freshwater ecosystems, research and protection of Neretva tributaries biodiversity and promotion of karst fields in B&H and thier importance as well as advocacy for the karst fields protection.
OTHER OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM ARE:
– Achieving a higher number of protected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– Sustainable management of protected areas and natural resources;
– Exploring the biodiversity of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a focus on protected and potentially protected areas;
-Researching and observing infrastructure and development projects in protected and potentially protected areas
– To draw public attention to the need for active participation in decision-making on protection of the nature
Program Coordinator: Dragana Kovačić Josić