May 20, 2020 - Public Company for National Parks of Montenegro - JPNPCG invites all nature lovers to visit all national parks free of charge on the occasion of the upcoming national holiday Independence Day - May 21 and important environmental dates of the International Biodiversity Day - May 22 and European Parks Day - May 24.
"Having in mind the pandemic, I would like to emphasize that the focus of interest of institutions and organizations dealing with nature protection is precisely the relationship between nature and health and that employees, despite the situation behind us, performed their regular activities." In addition to preserving and protecting our valuable natural resources, protected areas provide numerous ecosystem services and have an essential mission of connecting people with nature. That undoubtedly affects human health and well-being, said the director of JPNPCG Elvir Klica.
The employees of JPNPCG remind that the national parks of Montenegro provide undoubtedly the most beautiful conditions for a vacation in a healthy environment and protected nature. Visitors are offered various activities- hiking, educational and cycling trails, touring mountain lakes, sport fishing on Black, Biograd and Skadar lakes, bird watching in NP Skadar Lake, children's playgrounds in NP Durmitor, NP Lovcen and NP Biogradska Gora etc.
Visitors to the national parks of Montenegro must adhere to all temporary measures and recommendations of the Ministry of Health.
The General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 22 as the International Day for the Protection of Biodiversity to raise the awareness of citizens and increase understanding of the importance of its conservation and sustainable use.
The European Park Day was declared by the Federation of National Parks of Europe (EUROPARC) to draw public attention to the importance of green areas. This date was chosen to commemorate the proclamation of the first European national parks, or nine national parks in Sweden, on May 24, 1909. JPNPCG is a member of the EUROPARC Federation.