Plant and animal varieties which have disappeared and become extinct in other parts of Europe can still be seen by lovers of nature and wilderness, living in the green marshlands and dense forests of Serbia.
Serbia is also a perfect destination for all those seeking an adventure-packed outdoor holiday. Those daring enough to experience true freedom at dizzying heights can try cliff or rock climbing. If hiking is more to your taste, you can expect to enjoy the beauty of nature with its abundance of medicinal herbs, mushrooms and forest fruits.
Serbia abounds in protected areas of special geological, biological and environmental diversity, as defined by international criteria and indicators. The biodiversity – the natural diversity of species and ecosystems, together with the geodiversity – the diversity of forms and phenomena in the geological make-up of Serbia, make it a country in which every nature-lover can find something of interest.
The UNESCO list of wetlands of international significance – protected under the Ramsar convention – includes nine sites in Serbia. The UNESCO MAB Council has designated part of the Golija nature park as the Golija-Studenica Biosphere Reserve not only for its exceptionally well-preserved authentic natural resources but also for its cultural resources.
We invite you to visit Serbia’s nature reserves, national parks, natural monuments, protected habitats of threatened plant and animal species, areas of outstanding beauty and nature parks.
INFORMATIONInstitute for Nature Conservation Dr Ivana Ribara 91, 11070 Novi Beograd tel: +381 (0)11 2093-801 www.natureprotection.org.rs
UNESCO – the Man and the Biosphere Programme www.unesco.org