NGO Green Home will begin to identify pressures on the Tara River, which includes mapping of landfills, wastewater discharges, locations of gravel, devastated shores and troughs, illegal construction, temporary facilities and other uses of the river's resources that potentially threaten its natural state.
A team of eight will cross the 146-kilometer stretch of Tara over the next 25 days of fieldwork, from the source to Montenegro's border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"Pressure mapping was preceded by theoretical and practical training of a working team for digital geo-referencing of river pressures, comprising representatives of the NGO Green Home, the Federation of Sports and Fisheries Organizations of Montenegro, the National Parks of Montenegro and volunteers. Demanding field research is carried out for getting the overall river’s state and understanding of the cumulative impacts of current pressures, but also to develop a plan for the restoration of threatened areas of the riverbank and riverbed, with short, medium and long-term measures. Identification of pressures on the River Tara is one of the activities carried out through the project "Protection and Conservation of Water and Natural Tara River Resources” in cooperation with the Federation of Sports and Fisheries Organizations of Montenegro, as the developer of the project. The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Agriculture and rural development through the Project of small grants of the project “Managing of the river basin Drina in the Western Balkans", supported by GEF-SCCF, as said from NGO Green Home.
Text by Vijesti online, on September 11th, 2019, read more at Vijesti