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Serbia - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The Republic of Serbia is characterized by high genetic, species and ecosystem diversity. The highland and mountainous regions of Serbia, as part of the Balkan Peninsula, are one of the six biodiversity hotspots in Europe. In addition, considering the wealth of its flora, Serbia is potentially one of the global centres for plant diversity... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

In terms of Serbia’s protected area system, there are currently 464 protected areas in Serbia, covering 518,204 ha (representing 5,86% of Serbian territory). The preliminary list of proposals for UNESCO’s World Heritage programme contains five protected areas: National Parks “Djerdap”, “Tara”, “Sar planina”, the Natural Monument “Djavolja varos” and Special Nature Reserve “Deliblato sands”... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The Biodiversity Strategy of the Republic of Serbia for the period 2011 to 2018 describes the state of biological diversity, the way this area is regulated, analyzes direct and indirect factors endangering biodiversity and the causes of these factors, as well as suggests strategic areas for intervention, with defined goals and activities for each area... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target

One of the key challenges for the Republic of Serbia is how to reconcile conservation and environmental considerations with economic development and interests and achieve real implementation of biodiversity principles in sectoral policies. Serbia has a relatively low degree of preserved biological and landscape diversity compared to the European level... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms. Jelena Ducic
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Dusan Ognjanovic
CBD Secondary NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
Mrs. Sandra Simić
Resource Mobilization FP
Dr. (Mr.) Aleksandar Mijovic
SBSTTA NFP
Dr. (Mr.) Marjan Niketic
GTI NFP
Dr. (Ms.) Biljana Panjkovic
GSPC NFP
Mr. Slavisa Popovic
CHM NFP
Miss Snežana Prokić
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Vanja Kojić
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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