People and Nature: the future of the Dinaric Arc
17 June 2010 | Media advisory
International conference that will be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of June will present assessments' findings for 6 cross-border areas in the Dinaric Arc region and outline concrete steps to be taken to improve peoples’ well being while preserving their environment.
Diversity, both cultural and natural, is what makes the Dinaric Arc region so special. Stronger cooperation across borders and shared actions will ensure the future of this diversity. In order to achieve this, six pilot sites were targeted and assessments conducted. Findings will be presented at the Conference opening the floor for discussion about the future development at the regional level.
The Project Environment for the People in the Dinaric Arc covers 6 pilot areas in 5 countries: NP Plitvicka jezera-NP Una, NP Durmitor-NP Sutjeska, NP Tara- Drina, Neretva delta, Mountain Dinara, and Prokletije/Bjeshkët e Namuna. The project is implemented by IUCN, WWF MedPO, and SNV with the financial support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
The International Conference on Transboundary Cooperation in the Dinaric Arc is held from 29 June to 1 July 2010 in Capljina (BiH), and organized by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), WWF Mediterranean Programme, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, and the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Bosnia and Herzegovina. At local level the conference will be hosted by the Municipality of Capljina and NGO “Lijepa nasa”.