Global civil society urges the EU to suspend membership talks with Montenegro until it stops militarizing Sinjajevina

Sinjajevina is the Balkan’s biggest mountain grassland, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and a vital ecosystem for Europe with over 22,000 people living in the region. Ensure the land rights of traditional pastoralist dwellers and open consultation with local communities to create a community protected area in Sinjajevina. European Union should ask for the removal ofContinue reading “Global civil society urges the EU to suspend membership talks with Montenegro until it stops militarizing Sinjajevina”

Sinjajevina inhabitants demand a consultation and more information about the Military Polygon

Dozens of families met to discuss about Sinjajevina’s situation regarding the installation of a military polygon and came into a main conclusion: Montenegrin Government has to respect their right to consultation. Stanija Braunovic (video below), plant collector, talks about biodiversity at Sinjajevina and why it should be protected as a sanctuary. Sinjajevina’s rich ecology andContinue reading “Sinjajevina inhabitants demand a consultation and more information about the Military Polygon”

Fast-grow conifer to block local shepherds and their livestock

Mile Filipović is a shepherd and farmer from Bjelasica Mountain, a nearby territory from the Sinjajevina pastures, which he usually visits with his livestock. When he first realized that some soldiers where moving around the communities’ pastures, he was really shocked.  “They do not need to turn Sinjajevina into a military training ground, as theyContinue reading “Fast-grow conifer to block local shepherds and their livestock”