20th Anniversary of the Institute’s office in Niš
The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, in the year of marking 70 years of institutional protection of nature in our country, has another significant jubilee - 20 years since the establishment of the Institute’s office in Niš.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Institute’s office in Niš, a ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 15th, 2018, starting at 1:00 pm at the Oficirski dom in Niš (Orlovića Pavla 28a Street), with the aim of presenting the work on nature conservation in Southeastern Serbia.
The meeting will be addressed by Dragana Sotirovski, Head of the Nišava District, Aleksandar Dragišić, Director of the Institute, and Danko Jović, Head of the Office in Niš. The project "Concert for Nature" will be premiered, which has previously been organized by the Music group "EYOT" and realized in the Special Nature Reserve "Suva planina". This will be accompanied by the screening of the film "Awakening of Nature", and the exhibition of photographs "Protected areas of Southeastern Serbia ". On this occasion, certificates of appreciation and charters will be awarded to individuals, institutions and organizations for their cooperation and contribution to the conservation of nature in this part of our country.
The richness and diversity of biogeographical characteristics of this part of Serbia, the initiated activities of its protection, and quality cooperation between the Institute and the City of Niš enabled the opening of the Office in Niš in 1998.
Of the 7.48 % of the territory of our country under protection, the natural assets of Southeast Serbia occupy over 1/3 of this protected territory, distributing across 36% of the protected nature area in Serbia.
Among the most important protected areas of Southeastern Serbia there are:
Monument of Nature "Đavolja Varoš"
Monument of Nature "Prebreza - paleontological site"
The landscape of exceptional qualities "Lepterija - Soko grad"
Nature Park "Sićevačka klisura" (Sićevo gorge)
Monument of Nature "Cerjanska pećina" (Cerje cave)
Special Nature Reserve "Jelašnička klisura" (Jelašnica gorge)
Nature Park "Stara planina"
The landscape of exceptional qualities "Dolina Pčinje" (the valley of Pčinja river)
Protected habitat "Venerina padina"
The landscape of exceptional qualities "Vlasina"
Special Nature Reserve "Jerma"
Special nature reserve "Suva planina"
Monument of Nature "Lalinačka slatina" (Lalinac salt marsh)
Nature Park "Radan"
Special Nature Reserve "Rtanj"
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