Parks Dinarides
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network of protected areas of Dinarides

Who we are

The Parks Dinarides network  consists  74 protected areas from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia. Parks Dinarides members are also natural persons, nature lovers and friend of the network from its establishment. The official association "Parks Dinarides – network of protected areas of Dinarides" was established in Podgorica at the end of 2014, and the seat of the network is in Podgorica.

Why and how this initiative for  networking of the Parks of the Dinarides was created

Initiative to form a regional alliance of protected areas in the territory of the Dinaric Arc countries is one of the results arising from the project "Dinaric Arc Parks". The implementer of this project was WWF. Also, in December 2013, the countries of the Dinaric Arc signed an agreement called the Big Win II, in Budva (Montenegro), which is a continuation of the previous Big Win agreement that was reached in 2008, at the ninth CBD Conference in Bonn (Germany). By the official adoption of the document in Budva on 2 December 2013, the countries signatories, and their relevant ministries committed themselves to work together to strengthen the planning process in the protection of nature, and on valorization of the economic value of their natural resources, and based on these values ​​work to strengthen models for sustainable financing of protected areas in the region and joint work on the overall improvement of protected areas in the Dinaric Arc region. This document was signed, with the mediation of the WWF and IUCN, by ministers and representatives of ministries in charge of the area of environment  of ​​the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the IJC opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

Steering Committee

Amarildo Mulić
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President of the Management board of “Parks Dinarides”, Director of PE “National park Una”, Bosnia and Herzegovina

e-mail:
amarildo.mulic@gmail.com

Snježana Malić Limari
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Vice President of the Management board of “Parks Dinarides, Director of PI “Nature Park Medvednica”, Croatia

e-mail:
snjezana.malic-limari@pp-medvednica.hr

Zoran Mrdak
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Member of the Management board of “Parks Dinarides”, Montenegro

e-mail:
zoran.mrdak@parksdinarides.org

Isak Rakovica
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Director of MPE “Hortikultura”, Kosovo*

e-mail:
isakrakovica@hotmail.com

Oner Jakuposki
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Director of “National Park Mavrovo”, Macedonia

e-mail:
oner.jakuposki@gmail.com

Milica Tomić
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Deputy Director of PE “National park Tara”, Serbia

e-mail:
milica.tomic@nptara.rs

Teo Hrvoje Oršanič
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Director of PI “Kozjansko park”, Slovenia

e-mail:
hto@kp.gov.si

Genci Kacori
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Chairman of the Albanian Park Association

e-mail:
g.kacori@gmail.com

Our vision

Park Dinarides – network of the protected areas of  Dinarides aims to state and realize by means of its action the common interest in the improvement of the protection of environment and sustainable development and to improve the cooperation between the protected areas of the Dinaric Arch countries. This cooperation primarily relates to improvement of cultural and natural resources of the protected areas of Dinarides, their promotion and support to the requirements of the protected areas and implementation of good practices of the sustainable development and management

The objectives and priority activities

Parks Dinarides main aim is active participation in the improvement of the protection, development and management of the protected natural resources in the territory of Dinarides. Among the priority tasks is also the improvement of the cooperation between the protected areas and local self-governments, as well as stakeholders associations in terms of fulfilment of their tasks which are related to the protection of environment and sustainable development.

 Parks Dinarides  - network of the protected areas of Dinarides especially supports:

  • The policy aimed at improvement and development of the protected areas
  • Improvement of the mutual communication of the members 
  • Coordiantion of the international and national projects

The objectives and priority activities

The thematic areas of activity

Biodiversity protection and protected Dinarides areas development

Parks Dinarides – network of protected areas of  Dinarides supports the activities of  Dinaric protected areas and their regions on the protection and improvement of the components of the biological diversity in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and their mutual connection through the establishment of the ecological network of the cross-border protected areas.

Parks  Dinarides should also strengthen cooperation with the aim of improvement of protection and management of the species and habitats and implementation of the networks Natura 2000 and Emerald.

Sustainable regional development and quality of life

Parks  Dinarides – network of protected areas of  Dinarides supports the activities of the Dinaric protected areas and their regions on the protection and improvement of the components of the biological diversity in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and their mutual connection through the establishment of the ecological network of the cross-border protected areas.

Parks  Dinarides should also strengthen cooperation with the aim of improvement of protection and management of the species and habitats and implementation of the networks Natura 2000 and Emerald.

Cooperation with the international institutions

Parks Dinarides – network of the protected areas of Dinarides needs to spur the cooperation with the relevant international organizations with the aim to improve the protection of the nature and balanced regional development

Ecological awareness for sustainable development

Parks Dinarides - network of protected areas of Dinarides suggests and implements the activities which involve different interest groups, wide public, population and tourists, and which have the following aims:

  • Exchange of information and data, as well as technical and scientific exchange among the members
  • Support to the creation of wide public awareness and active participation of the local population in the nature protection and sustainable development,
  • production and dissemination of publications
  • organization of events aiming at promotion, education and other activities related to the organization

Branding of the protected Dinaric areas

  • Creation of the mutual identity of the protected areas of the region as a unique and region renowned in world as eco-region.
  • Promotion of the values and offers of the protected areas of the region
  • Strengthening of the capacities which contribute the improvement of mutual promotion

Contact Us

address

Radoje Dakić Boulevard (Zetagradnja building), Lamella C - Entrance 1
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro

Executive director
Zoran Mrdak

Tel: +382 20 671 668
zoran.mrdak@parksdinarides.org

Communications officer
Ljubiša Pejović

Tel: +382 67 551 003
ljubisa.pejovic@parksdinarides.org

Program coordinator
Lidija Brnović

Tel: +382 20 671 668
lidija.brnovic@parksdinarides.org