November 15, 2020 - The Agency for Development and Protection of Orjen has started cooperation with colleagues from Trebinje, who are in the final phase of registering the Orjen Nature Park. The director of the Agency, Milja Vitorović, says that the parks of the Dinarides have joined the regional protected area network project.
"The agreement with the Nature Park near Trebinje will be made official this month. We agreed on shared themes of biodiversity and cultural and historical heritage. Presentations and exhibitions will be held on these topics, respecting all the rules of protection against coronavirus." Vitorović explained that Republika Srpska's Government decided in September to register the Nature Park "Orjen" near Trebinje.
Vitorović said that they plan to deal with topics related to ecosystem services by the end of the year and that they are dedicated to projects to protect endangered species of biodiversity in Orjen.
-"It turned out that the health trail is suitable for further promotion and commercialization, which we will supplement by equipping the route with exercise equipment and eco playgrounds for children. The trail will be equipped with totems with necessary information about the biodiversity of the area, and the diversity of animal and plant species in a fairytale forest environment. It will be thematically marked in a circular shape, passing through the flat, more accessible parts of Orjen. There are fantastic lookouts with a sea view at two or three positions," said Vitorović and emphasized that in the region, the management and guests of hotels with five or more stars are showing increasing interest in the mountain.
The interest of foreign tourists in Orjen at the tourism fairs where the Agency made presentations before the coronavirus pandemic, speaks of a significant chance for all-round tourist development of Herceg Novi, which has both sea and mountains.
"To promote healthy lifestyles, we have prepared material through the information-educational center with the message: Let's protect our nature and not leave waste," Vitorović appealed.