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Capacity building for sound management of areas of outstanding natural value

Project Capacity Building for Sound Management of Areas of Outstanding Natural Value was implemented by the Centre for Environmentally Sustainable Development ( CESD) from Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with non-governmental organisations Kako je zelena moja dolina Plaški from Croatia and Fondacija za razvoj sjevera Crne Gore FORS Montenegro. The project is financed by the EU under the IPA 2008 call for proposals as a part of the "Partnership Actions" of the Civil Society Facility dealing with safety and health at work, energy efficiency and environement. The project was implemented in period January 2010-December 2011.

The overall objective is to build capacities in Western Balkan countries for sound management of areas of outstanding natural value and preservation of their natural resources.

Specific objectives that action aims to achieve are:

  • to provide tools for sound management of areas of outstanding natural value (AONV),
  • to educate and to train managers, conservation organizations, environmental rangers, tourism associations and local community in topics related to sound management of natural resources and sustainable (eco)tourism in AONVs including raising funds for sustainable management of AOVN,
  • to involve local community in development of (eco)tourism and tourist activities.
  • to increase awareness of local community on opportunities and benefits of living in AONVs including sustainable use of local resources,
  • to increase awareness of wider public on existence of AONV in their neighbourhood and possibility to use natural resources in a sustainable way for the purpose of tourism development

The project is implemented in three areas:

  • Croatia, Lika Region, town of Plaški, upper course of river Dretulja
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation BiH, Canton Sarajevo, Monument of Nature Vrelo Bosne
  • Montenegro, Northern Montenegro, Municipality Pljevlja, Mountain Ljubišnja

The following results were achieved:

  • Tools for sound management of areas of outstanding natural values were produced
  • AONV managers, conservation organizations, environmental rangers, tourism associations and local community were trained in topics related to sound management of natural resources and sustainable (eco)tourism
  • Local community were  involved in development of tourist products and activities
  • Awareness of local community on opportunities and benefits of living in AONVs were increased and more sustainable use of local resources by local communities achieved
  • Awareness of wider public on existence of AONV in their neighbourhood and possibility to use natural resources in a sustainable way for the purpose of tourism development was increased.

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