EU Conservation directives in Serbia

31 October 2010 | News story

The two-days long workshop „Building Capacity – Supporting the Implementation of EU Nature Conservation Directives” displayed the process of Natura 2000 sites selection and designation, in particular Birds Directive implementation, using Tamiš River Valley as an example. Extensive information was given on the legilsative aspects of the two Directives, focusing on the potential benefits and oportunities of Natura 2000 areas for local communities.

The workshop attracted local stakeholders: forest enterprises, water management organizations, hunter and angling associations, representatives of municipality authorities, local development agencies, Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province and CSOs actively working in the area. Participants practiced their knowledge in two working groups discussing about potential benefits from Natura 2000 designation and management objectives for Tamiš river valley, respectively. A field trip was organized on the second day, covering the most important biodiversity hotspots in the Tamiš Valley, ending on astonishing Baranda Fish farm.

The workshop was organized by IUCN SEE and Bird Protection and Study Society of Vojvodina, in the frame of the project “EU Environmental Policies and Strategies in South Eastern Europe: Capacity Building for the Implementation of EU Environmental Policies and Strategies in FYRO Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia“ and supported by European Commision.

For further information please contact Veronika Ferdinandova, Biodiversity Project Officer at IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe.