November 19, 2018 - At the Institute for Marine Biology in Kotor, today, starting at 10am, a workshop will be held on "Habitat" and "Marine and Coastal Protection in Montenegro".
Within the project "Marine Biodiversity Conservation Center of the Sea Aquarium - MonteAqua" (in cooperation with the NGO MedCem), a workshop will be held on the topic "Habitat" and "Protection of the marine and coastal areas in Montenegro ".
The project realized by the Institute of Marine Biology from Kotor in cooperation with the Center for Fisheries and the Biodiversity Protection of the Groundwater of the Institute of Biology and Ecology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Kragujevac was facilitated by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented by the Norwegian embassy in Belgrade.
The theme of the workshop is based on EU Directive 92/43 / EEC (Habitats Directive), whose provisions relate to measures to preserve and restore habitats and animal and plant species of common interest, taking into account economic, social and the cultural requirements and the regional and local characteristics of the area. Member States participate in the realization of Nature 2000 (Special Protection Sector Network) and are obliged to designate sites of special protection areas on their territory, to maintain them, and where appropriate to development, creates a landscape that is of great importance to wild fauna and flora.
As part of the theme, the lecturers will present the activities that are related to the topic at both administrative and practical level and to familiarize the participants with further plans in this area, while visiting lecturers will bring closer the way of law enforcement and implementation of the directive in neighboring areas.
The habitats have become increasingly fragmented because of the increasing pressure under them, leading to a reduction in the number of species, their shedding, as well as the value of goods and services provided by our natural goods. The need to implement laws to improve the overall status of nature is one of the objectives of the project "Marine Biodiversity Conservation Center of the Sea Aquarium - MonteAqua".