March 07, 2014

Tisina Pond near Samac, rich in flora and fauna, should become an internationally protected area by the end of the year. This pond is one of three areas in B&H selected for the EU network of protected areas under the project “Natura 2000”.

With the active cooperation of 50 participants, the first workshop in the process of preparing a draft management plan for the Tisina area was held in Samac.

Tisina is exceptional in its biological diversity of animals, plants and their habitats. From wetlands to small lakes, grasslands, riparian forests and mixed riparian forest, the rich food sources are an ideal habitat for many migratory but also endemic bird species such as the attractive Kingfisher.

The next workshop in Tisina is scheduled for the end of May; the goals of nature conservation and sustainable development will be harmonized on this occasion, while actions needed to achieve them will be outlined.

Natura 2000 is the centerpiece of EU nature & biodiversity policy. It is an EU-wide network of nature protection areas established under the 1992 Habitats Directive. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats.