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”

Montenegro’s Government flawed decision-making process in the militarization of Sinjajevina

[ GUEST POST ] @ Dr Maja Kostić-Mandić. Professor of Environmental and International Environmental Law. University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law. Contact: majak@t-com.me The richness in terms of biodiversity and natural beauty in Montenegro are rather unique among European countries, and the Montenegrin State is fully aware of its great value and economic potential. ThisContinue reading “Montenegro’s Government flawed decision-making process in the militarization of Sinjajevina”

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”

From a ‘Territory of Life’ to a ‘Territory of Death and Destruction’? Save Sinjajevina!

[ GUEST POST ] @ By Save Sinjajevina Association. Originally published at ICCA Consortium site Sinjajevina is an extraordinary mountain pastoral territory that extends over 600 square kilometers in the Dinaric Alps of Montenegro. It is the most extensive mountain pasture in the country and the second biggest in Europe. The land is used byContinue reading “From a ‘Territory of Life’ to a ‘Territory of Death and Destruction’? Save Sinjajevina!”