Institute for nature
conservation of Serbia


The Ministry of Agriculture and
Environmental Protection


Author: Boris Garovnikov
Published in 2008

Author: Dušan Mijović
Co-publisher: “Srbijašume”
Published in 2006

Author: Lidija Amidžić, PhD
Published in 2006

»  NATURE PROTECTION, the importance and aspects of protection
Group of authors
Editors: Nataša Panić, Lidija Amidžić, PhD and Olga Miličić
Co-publisher: Eko fond Užice
Published in 2004

Authors: Dmitar Lakušić and Slobodan Puzović
Co-publisher: National Park Kopaonik
Published in 1993


Authors: Božana Jovanović and Imre Krizmanić

Authors: Nada Kovačević, PhD, Vida Stojšić and Žaklina Marjanović
Published in 1997

Group of authors
Editor: Dragana Sekulović, PhD
Co-publisher: Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia,
The Institute for the Study on Medicinal Herbs -”Dr Josif Pančić”
Published in 1999

Authors: Branislav Uzelac, Duška Dimović and Berislava Ilić
Published in 2006

authors: Danilo Stojanović, MSc,
Prof. Radiša Jančić, Branislava Lukušić, PhD and Violeta Slavkovska, MSc

Co-publisher: IUCN
Published in 2007

» BIODIVERSITY- essence and importance
Author: Milorad M. Janković
Published in 1995


Četiri obale - živi svet i prirodna baština sliva Dunava u Jugoslaviji/Four River Banks - life forms and the natural heritage of the Danube basin in Yugoslavia

Editor: Radoje Laušević

Co-publisher: The Ecological Society of Serbia

Published in 1999

Publication format: 24 cm, 106 pages

The Sava and the Danube, as two major international rivers, represent a unique network

of ecosystems on whose protection and rational use largely rests

the future of the people living on their four banks. Hence the title of this publication, which

presents the Danube and Sava, their life forms, the shores and protected wetland habitats in the riparian area, and to a lesser extent the people who inhabit these river banks.

Biljke koje nestaju - ex situ zaštita međunarodno značajnih biljaka Jugoslavije/ Editor: Dmitar Lakušić

Co-publisher: The Ecological Society of Serbia

Published in 1999

Publication format 24 cm, 86 pages

This book was created as part of the project of the Ecological Society of Serbia, in which we tried to popularize the ex-situ model of protection of endangered species on the example of several endangered species that had been removed from their natural habitat and planted at the Botanical Garden "Jevremovac", where they continued to grow and reproduce. This book is intended for pupils of elementary and secondary schools as additional biological literature, as well as to teachers and members of biological and ecological school sections.

I reke ubijaju, zar ne? / Rivers are dying, don’t they?

Editor: Radoje Laušević

Co-publisher: The Ecological Society of Serbia

Published in 2000

Publication format 24 cm, 78 pages

The book is devoted to a drastic case of killing Tisa river, a large international river, by cyanide and heavy metals in 2000. It was precisely the seriousness of the situation during the ecological accident that has shown the shortcomings of the insufficient cooperation between the representatives of government and state authorities and institutions on one side, and the public and non-governmental organizations on the other. We hope that this book will contribute to a better cooperation of all segments of the society on the issues of environmental protection. The book also includes a small dictionary of professional terminology.

Otkrivanje Tare /Discovering Tara

Authors (2016): Slobodan Jovanović, Dragana Ostojić, Milica Tomić, Jasmina Magdić-Mijović, Radomir Mandić, Olga Miličić, Violeta Orlović, Dragan Pavićević, Nadežda Petrović-Đaković, Slobodan Puzović, Erna Šehovac, Stevan M. Stanković, Ranko Findrik, Aleksandar Hegediš, Boriša Čolić, Marijana Josipović, Ranko Milanović

Co-publishers: The Ecological Society of Serbia, PE National Park ''Tara''

Published in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2016

Publication format 25 cm, 96 pages

Authors of the book gradually reveal all aspects of the protected area. In a comprehensive and popular way they reveal how Tara was created, its natural values, geo and hydro heritage, the characteristic of flora and fauna, as well as the cultural and historical heritage.

Biodiverzitet i novi milenijum/Biodiversity and the New Millennium

Group of authors

Editor: Dmitar Lakušić

Co-publisher: The Ecological Society of Serbia

Published in 2001

Publication format 25 cm, 169 pages

The book "Biodiversity and the New Millennium" is the final result of the seminar for the professional development of primary and secondary school teachers of biology. Although primarily intended for biology teachers, we believe that its content can benefit all those who are interested in the issues of protecting the endangered plant and animal species, and nature in general.

Kako naseliti ptice/The Ways to Inhabit Birds

Published in 2008

Author: Boris Garovnikov

Publication format 21 cm, 127 pages

This book is a kind of manual that provides answers to questions about what and how each of us can do as an individual in order to influence the rise in the number of birds in gardens, orchards, tree alleys, parks, picnic areas and wherever there is greenery.

Međunarodno značajna područja za ptice u Srbiji/Internationally Important Bird Areas in Serbia- IBA

Authors: Slobodan Puzović, Goran Sekulić, Nikola Stojnić, Bratislav Grubač, Marko Tucakov

Co-publishers: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, The Secretariat of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of the Vojvodina Province

Published in 2009

Publication format 30 cm, 280 pages

This study of areas in Serbia that are significant for birds can be useful in our endavours to find a solution to an important issue - the protection of dispersively migrating bird species, whose sensitive parts of the life cycle are not only related to the sites of dense concentration of their populations. For their preservation, a whole range of different ecological complexes is needed. Significant habitats for birds in Serbia are presented through the overview of 45 areas, which displays their basic characteristics, description, ecological conditions and habitats, protection and significance, bird fauna, use, vulnerability, protection measures and improvement of their current state.

Nacionalni parkovi Srbije/National Parks of Serbia

Author: Lidija Amidžić

Co-publisher: National parks of Serbia

Published in 2006

Publication format 15x21cm, 56 pages, written in Serbian and English

This publication, in a popular way and with the rich photographic material, presents the physical-geographical, biological and cultural-historical features and the most important sites (reserves) of national parks in Serbia (Fruška Gora, Đerdap, Kopaonik, Tara and Šar planina).

Park prirode Stara planina/Nature Park Stara planina

Author: Dušan Mijović

Co-publisher: PE "Srbijašume"

Published in 2006

Publication format 23x22cm, 42+24 pages, written in Serbian and English

The publication is based on the Study of the Protection of Nature Park "Stara planina". In addition to the presentation of fundamental natural values of the area (geodiversity, water, flora, vegetation, forests and fauna) and cultural and historical values, it provides the concept of this nature area protection, management model, the importance of local communities and the capacity of area for entering the UNESCO program "Man and Biosphere ".

Stari parkovi Banata/Old Parks of Banat

Author: Jasna Korać

Co-publisher: "Daganić"

Published in 2004

Publication format 30 cm, 164 pages

The monograph provides a description of twelve parks, their property related and legal transformation through history, at the same time highlighting the parks’ styles, garden-architectural elements, biological content and layout, all in a systematized manner.

Advances in the Studies of the Fauna of the Balkan Peninsula

Group of Authors

Editors: Dragan Pavićević, Michel Perreau

Published in 2008

Publication format 24 cm, 546 pages, written in English

In deciding to publish a set of scientific papers for the commemoration of the death of Guido Nonveiller, we faced the problem of choosing which topics to select from among all those which he addressed throughout his lifetime. We finally decided to focus on the fauna of the Balkan Peninsula. This book is divided into five main parts. The first one is devoted to the life and scientific achievements of Guido Nonveiller. The second part contains contributions concerning physical geography and part three and four deal respectively with the subterranean and epigean fauna. The final part provides a report of the expeditions.

Sićevo and Jelašnica Gorges, The environment status monitoring

Group of Authors

Editors: Slaviša Trajković, Saša Branković

Published in 2007

Co-publisher: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Niš

Publication format 30cm, 193 pages, written in English

The Sićevo and Jelašnica gorge are the protected natural reserves, put under protection by the Serbian Government acts. The monograph brings together the extensive long lasting research of numerous top experts. We honestly believe that the publication of this monograph will assist the national and international public to recognize and appreciate the importance of the environment in the Sićevo and Jelašnica gorges.

Turizam u zaštićenim prirodnim dobrima Srbije/ Tourism in Protected Nature Areas of Serbia

Author: Stevan Nikolić

Published in 2006

Publication format 24 cm, 227 pages

Sustainable nature conservation also implies the planning of its functional use for certain purposes to the established ecological capacity of the environment. The essential part of ecotourism consists of protected nature areas, as an intense motivation for tourists, which are scattered on the territory of Serbia.

Naučni skup o geonasleđu Srbije/ The scientific meeting on geoheritage of Serbia

Group of authors

Editor: Dušan Mijović

Published in 2005

Publication format 30 cm, 241 pages, written in Serbian and English

It is a mosaic-like representation of geo-science and geoheritage sites which are the overall geodiversity of Serbia, as well as the Inventory of geoheritage sites of Serbia with the display of 650 sites evaluated according to the ProGEO methodology.

Spomenik prirode Cerjanska pećina: okolina, priroda i zaštita /Natural Monument

Editors: Dragan Nešić, Danko Jović

Authors: Dragan Nešić, Danko Jović, Milena Janković, Milorad Kličković, Dragana Nedeljković, Zoran Stojković, Dragan Pavićević, Aleksandra Zatezalo, Momčilo Popović, Saša Branković, Bratislav Grubač, Dušan Mihailović, Nataša Panić, Slaviša Petrović, Slobodan Gočmanac

Published in 2016

Publication format 29 cm, 183 pages, written in Serbian and English

Co-publisher: The Directorate for the construction of Niš

The monograph on the Monument of Nature Cerjanska cave is about the cave that is characterized by the diversity of the karst underworld, which is reflected in the richness of speleothems, the development of underground channels at several levels and the significant biodiversity of cave fauna. A particular value of the cave is a rare speleothem called helictite. Helictites are a particular type of cave speleothems that, contrary to physical laws and gravity, form and grow in all directions due to the impact of specific crystallization processes. The book about Cerjanska cave, as a cave the research of which lasts for more than fifty years, is unique because it represents the system of Cerjanska cave in a multidisciplinary way, by presenting its speleological values, biological characteristics, as well as its cultural values through the presentation of archaeological research and the history of this region. The monograph is richly illustrated with photographic records and cartographic displays. The book has been published with the financial support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.

Emerald ekološka mreža u Srbiji/ EMERALD Ecological Network in Serbia

Editor: Nenad Sekulić

Authors: Nenad Sekulić and Jasmina Šinžar-Sekulić

Co-publisher: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

Published in 2010

Publication format 21x23 cm, 100 pages, written in Serbian and English

Emerald network is a European ecological network for the conservation of wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats. Emerald network in Serbia is presented by 61 area, habitats and their populations of species that the Bern Convention defines as species and habitats of priority for protection at the European level. The network consists of areas of special interest for conservation on the territory of all signatories to the Convention.

Priručnik za sakupljanje zaštićenih divljih vrsta biljaka, životinja i gljiva/ A Handbook on the Collection of Protected Wild Species of Plants, Animals and Fungi

Editor: Verica Stojanović

Authors: Rastko Ajtić, Ana Vuković, Miloš Vukelić, Berislava Ilić, Ivana Jelić, Radiša Jančić, Predrag Lazarević, Danilo Stojanović, Verica Stojanović, Slađana Škobić

Published in 2014 and 2016

Publication format 25 cm, 189 pages

In one of its chapters the handbook describes the bylaws related to the protection of wild flora and fauna in Serbia, presenting at the same time the basic principles of protection and sustainable use of natural resources on a global level. It briefly shows the plantations and organic production, which is accompanied by the descriptions of the species of plants, animals, fungi and lichen. The purpose of the publication is to gather data on all protected species that are exploited in Serbia, due to which they are exposed to many negative factors, and to display available information regarding the obtaining of permits for species collection, along with the addresses and contacts of relevant institutions, and the role of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia in this field.

The handbook is intended for all those who deal with or plan to engage in collecting activities.

Jestivi puževi i jestive žabe/Edible Snails and Frogs

Edible species of snails are mostly endangered by the irrational and unbalanced collection from nature. Among the edible snail species in our country, two species are most commonly used: Burgundy snail (Helix pomatia) and the Turkish snail (Helix lucorum), which are also described in this handbook. In addition to snails, the handbook describes some of the most common edible species of frogs in our region. The following species have been described: common European frog (Rana kl. esculenta), the pool frog (Rana lessonae) and the marsh frog (Rana ridibunda). In addition to the description of the species, the handbook includes endangering factors, as well as recommendations for hunting and breeding for commercial purposes.

Strategija zaštite lekovitog bilja u Srbiji/The Strategy to Protect Medicinal Plants in Serbia

Group of Authors

Editor: Dragana Sekulović

Co-publishers: Ministry of Environmental Protection, Institute for Medicinal Plant Research "Dr Josif Pančić"

Published in 1999

Publication format 21x23 cm, 112 pages

Our country is a major exporter of medicinal plants, and therefore these plants are one of the most important in the flora of Serbia in terms of economics. That is why their protection is of general ecological interest and of multiple economics related importance. The strategy aims to stimulate further processing and finalization of products, to make an increase in the number of plantations with medicinal plants, to establish a management system, to protect endangered species, to form gene banks, to educate people, as well as to preserve the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants, which has been accumulating for thousands of years.

Lekovito bilje i šumski plodovi, jestive gljive/Medicinal Plants, Forest Fruit and Edible Fungi

Authors: Nada Kovačević, Vida Stojšić, Žaklina Marjanović

Published in 2003

Publication format 20 cm, 47 pages

This publication deals with several plant species, as well with a number of edible fungi used as a source of medicinal and other useful raw materials. The selection has been made on the basis of the explicit need to use and intensively exploit these plants and fungi from natural habitats. Blueberries, juniper, marsh-mallow, primrose, common centaury, madrones and yellow gentian are threatened to become extremely endangered species. The system of monitoring, use and trade in wild plant and animal species also includes a number of fungi species. For that reason the publication includes data on characteristics which are important for determination and proper collection from nature. Non-professional and uneconomical exploitation can in the long run jeopardize their distribution and quantity in nature.

Jestive gljive i lišajevi/Edible Fungi and Lichens

Authors: Branislav Uzelac, Duška Dimović, Berislava Ilić

Published in 2006

Publication format 21 cm, 37 pages

This publication should serve as a concise handbook and guidance on the method of collection, which will enable the renewal of species on their habitats. The handbook describes the fungi and lichens most commonly found in our region, which are characterized by high consumer value and medicinal value, and distinguished for their commercial importance and demand. A handbook of this kind contains instructions on how to collect, store and transport the collected fungi, as well as legal regulations related to the collection and trade in protected species.

Samonikle lekovite biljke Stare planine/Wild Medicinal Herbs of Stara Planina Mt.

Authors: Danilo Stojanović, Radiša Jančić, Branislava Lakušić,Violeta Slavkovska

Co-publisher: IUCN- International Union for Conservation of Nature

Published in 2007

Publication format 21 cm, 113 pages

Nature has endowed us with a wealth that is not inexhaustible, and whose condition and preservation depends to a large extent on the people’s attitude and behavior, as well as on the rationality in this wealth’s exploitation.

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia has launched a series of handbooks on wild plant and animal species that are under the control of collection, use and trade, in order to educate those who are engaged in these activities. The handbooks have been prepared and designed as good guidance tools and reminders to all sorts of users. Therefore, in addition to the description of species and instructions for their proper collection, handbooks contain a Decree on the control of use and trade in wild flora and fauna, which ensures proper management of biological resources for the purpose of species preservation, rational use and renewal in their habitats.

Zaštićeni hrastovi Srbije/Protected Oaks of Serbia

Authors: Dragana Ostojić, Biljana Krsteski, Vladimir Nikolić

Published in 2016

Publication format 28 cm, 160 pages

The monograph "Protected Oaks of Serbia" presents 41 tree and 9 groups of trees, of which 5 are trees of estimated age between 100 and 450 years. The authors of the monograph presented the importance of protecting oaks as a species that is a symbol of the forests of our country, and therefore their preservation in the course of nature conservation. They also stressed their importance both in the tradition and ethno culture of our country. The most important protected oak trees are presented according to their species, at the same time presenting the research and protection of these species. The monograph is richly illustrated.

Biljke od međunarodnog značaja u flori Srbije/Plants of International Importance in the Flora of Serbia

Authors: Verica Stojanović, Sara Rilak, Ivana Jelić, Ranko Perić, Marko Sabovljević, Predrag Lazarević

Published in 2015

Publication format 25 cm, 187 pages

The publication "Plants of International Importance in the Flora of Serbia" is intended for both botanists and all people interested, in order to spread knowledge about the plants growing in their surroundings. The book presents 70 species of plants and one genus through a brief description of their biology and ecology, recognition, factors of endangerment, and distribution. The textual part is accompanied by photographs and drawings of species with a map of distribution.

Plants of International Importance in the Flora of Serbia

Editor: Verica Stojanović

Authors: Verica Stojanović, Sara Rilak, Ivana Jelić, Ranko Perić, Marko Sabovljević, Predrag Lazarević

Published in 2018

English version

Strižibube Srbije: Priručnik/ Longhorn Beetles: Field Guide

Authors: Dragan Pavićević, Nastas Ilić, Milan Đurić

Published in 2015

Co-publisher: HabiProt

Publication format 21 cm, 248 pages

This book is a work of national value, since it has for the first time included certain species in the fauna of our country. It also contains significant scientific data, and it has a form of handbook, adapted to present this species of insects to the wide circle of readers. The authors of the handbook described all species in the text, image, illustration and graphical representation of the distribution data in order to present this group of insects in an interesting way. The book presents 228 species of longhorn beatles, which is only a half of the total number that live in Europe. Of the total number of longhorn beetles registered in Serbia, 6 species are included in the Red List of Endangered Species (IUCN Red List), and more than 80 are on the European red list of saproxylic insects. The devastation of the steppe and forest ecosystems in which the largest number of longhorn beetles live has brought many species to the brink of extinction. The purpose of creating this handbook is to protect, primarily, these ecosystems, which will enable the protection of species inhabiting these ecosystems.

Longhorn Beetles: Field Guide

Authors: Dragan Pavićević, Nastas Ilić, Milan Đurić

Published in 2015

Co-Publisher: HabiProt

Publication format 21 cm, 248 pages

Longhorn beetles are one of the best studied groups of beetles in Serbia. This book presents 228 species, roughly a half of those living in Europe. Some of the species are for the first time included in the fauna of our country. The purpose of this book is to get you to know these interesting insects through pictures, text and graphically presentated data on distribution.

Crvena knjiga flore Srbije/ The Red Book of Flora of Serbia

Editor: Vladimir Stevanović

Publishers: Ministry for the Protection of Natural Resources and the Environment, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Published in 1999

Publication format 28 cm, 566 pages

This is the first publication issued in our country, which deals with plants on the brink of extinction. It contains information on the vulnerability of 171 plant species, the causes of endangerment, indicators of negative changes in the native range and habitat, the state of populations, the state of vulnerability and the significance of the taxa in preserving the genetic resources.

Crvena knjiga dnevnih leptira Srbije/The Red Book of Prime Butterflies of Serbia

Author: Predrag Jakšić

Published in 2003

Publication format: 30 cm, 198 pages

This book deals with the ecological structure of endangered species populations, with special accent on the natality related problems of local populations of butterflies. The author accepted the international IUCN classification of endangerment, on the basis of which he selected and included in the Red Book 57 species out of 192 species of prime butterflies in Serbia.

Crvena knjiga faune Srbije I: Vodozemci/The Red Book of Fauna Of Serbia I: Amphibians

Editors: Miloš Kalezić, Ljiljana Tomović, Georg Džukić

Authors: Rastko Ajtić, Georg Džukić, Danko Jović, Miloš Kalezić, Imre Krizmanić, Nenad Labus, Dmitar Lakušić, Katarina Ljubisavljević, Ljiljana Tomović, Aleksandar Urošević, Tanja Vukov

Published in 2015

Co-publisher: Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Publication format 29 cm, 207 pages, written in Serbian and English

The Red Book of Fauna I: Amphibians is as a publication with the main goal of gathering and presenting the complex problem of current state and protection of endangered species of amphibians, and at the same time it is the basis for the conservation and protection of these, particularly globally endangered animal species. The book is as a result of several decades of fieldwork and three-year desk work by a team of batrachologists in Serbia. Amphibians are the most endangered class of vertebrates on Earth. They are particularly sensitive to changes both in land and in water habitats, as they use both in their life cycle. Concerning the threat to amphibians in Serbia, the results presented in this publication are particularly worrying because they show that the greatest diversity of endangered species of amphibians occur in the parts of Serbia which are under intensive anthropogenic impacts. The Red Book of Fauna I: Amphibians includes ten endangered species - five tailed and five tailless amphibians.

Crvena knjiga faune Srbije II: Gmizavci/The Red Book of Fauna of Serbia II: Reptiles

Editors : Ljiljana Tomović, Miloš Kalezić, Georg Džukić

Authors: Rastko Ajtić, Sonja Đorđević, Georg Džukić, Danko Jović, Miloš Kalezić, Imre Krizmanić, Nenad Labus, Dmitar Lakušić, Katarina Ljubisavljević, Ljiljana Tomović, Aleksandar Urošević

Co-publisher: Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Published in 2015

Publication format 29 cm, 265 pages, written in Serbian and English

This book synthetizes comprehensive information - from the general characteristics of Serbian reptiles and their diversity in Serbia and the Balkans, the description of the biology and ecology of individual species selected according to the criteria of endangerment, to the degree of endangerment of the habitats, and the risk factors and measures of their protection. As such, these information represent the basis for understanding and enforcing the protection of this group of vertebrates. Data and scientific knowledge on the protection of species included in this monograph are the distribution, ecological characteristics, population dynamics, degree of species vulnerability, causes of vulnerability, protection measures and recommendations of methods for monitoring the population status and the determination of protection priorities.

The Red Book of Fauna of Serbia II: Reptiles includes 16 endangered species - three species of turtles, seven species of lizards and six species of snakes. At the global level, as well as in relation to the Balkan Peninsula, Serbia is not distinguished by the high special diversity of reptiles. However, according to the degree of vulnerability of reptiles, Serbia does not lag behind global trends.

Metohijske Prokletije, Prirodna i kulturna baština/The Prokletije Mountains of Metohija, Natural and Cultural Heritage

Editors: Lidija Amidžić, Milorad M.Janković, Predrag Jakšić

Published in 2003

Publication format 30 cm, 474 pages

The monograph is a comprehensive overview of the natural and cultural heritage of the part of Prokletije mountain system, which covers an area of 1000,00 km² in Serbia, rising above the Metohija structural basin. The book has resulted from the research carried out by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, and as its integral part it contains a section describing the boundaries and basic values for the designation of the Prokletije Mountains of Metohija as the National Park.

The Pseudoscorpions of Serbia, Montenegro, and the Republic of Macedonia

Authors: Božidar P.M. Ćurčić, Rajko N. Dimitrijević, Anastasios Legakis

Publishers: Institute of Zoology - Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade; Hellenic Zoological Society; Committee for carst and speleology, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts; Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia

Published in 2004

Publication format 24 cm, 400 pages, written in English

The territories of Serbia, Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia are home to 119 pseudoscorpion species, belonging to 15 genera and 6 families. The number of species was established after a critical review of the existing literature and intensive faunistic research review, together with a zoogeographical analysis. In all three countries, endemic species represent an important part of the pseudoscorpion fauna. The relatively high percent of endemic species in all three countries is attributed to the fact that karst relief is well developed, and its different types favor the origin development of endemic species. The data given in the present book concering the abundance and distribution of pseudoscorpion species in Serbia, Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia are by no means final. Further investigations will result in the establishment of new taxa of pseudoscorpions in all three countries.

Atlas ptica grabljivica Srbije/ Atlas of Birds of Prey of Serbia

Authors: Slobodan Puzović and associates

Published in 2000

Publication format 29 cm, 262 pages, written in Serbian and English

Atlas of birds of prey of Serbia is a valuable study made on the contemporary international biogeographical, ecological and conservational aspects. It is based on the long-term field research of experienced orthologists and bird lovers. The international significance of the Atlas is the fact that it excellently integrates our country into modern streams of ornithological science, while in the national context, this book provides a basis for further study, monitoring and protection of birds of prey, but also an inspiration for many to better understand and protect this endangered species. Atlas of the birds of prey includes 25 species of birds of prey, the nesting ones, with information on their distribution, populations and their trends, in time and space, as well as the vulnerability factors and specific protection measures. We hope that one of the next Atlases of birds of prey will show even wider distribution and greater species numbers in Serbia.

Ludaš jezero na pustari/ Ludaš, a Lake in Wasteland

Group of authors

Editors: Olga Miličić, Judit Rafai, Klara Sabadoš and Nenad Sekulić

Co-publisher: Public Enterprise "Palić-Ludaš"

Published in 2002

Publication format 25 cm, 111 pages, written in Serbian, Hungarian and English

The need to continue taking care of Ludaš Lake, as an extremely valuable area, is a moral obligation for all of us. The current state of the lake requires our endavours to save it, to preserve its natural wealth. The lake has also its utility values, which can be maintained and increased by wise use and careful developmental processes. This book has originated from the need to present the values and problematic issues of this resorce in one place in a form that will be available to all people who are interested in this issue.

Ribe Srbije/Fish of Serbia

Author: Predrag Simonović

Co-publishers: NNK International; Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Published in 2001

Publication format 17 cm, 260 pages

This publication with its professional, educational, informative and popular contents, and supported by numerous illustrations and photographs, will be welcomed by a large number of readers, among whom the privileged ones are our present and future fishermen, professionals, nature lovers, and devotees of good and quality books.

Beloglavi sup (Gyps fulvus)/Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Author: Bratislav Grubač

Published in 2014

Publication format 30 cm, 256 pages

This book on Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a result of multi-annual bibliographic and field research conducted on this species, as well as on other vultures. A special contribution to this monograph, in professional and documentational sense, has been made by numerous photographs taken during various researches by several authors and photographers. The monograph on Griffon vulture is devoted to a wider circle of readers, from those who specialize in the study and protection of birds, to nature lovers, and it is aimed at presenting a general overview of the situation, biology, problems, measures and activities on the species porotection, with a special emphasis on the region of the Balkans in the contemporary period.

Suri orao Aquila chrysaetos /Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Author: Bratislav Grubač

Published in 1998

Publication format 24 cm, 128 pages

This is a monograph on the golden eagle, the author of which is Bratislav Grubač, a prominent ornithologist and an excellent connoisseur of the birds of prey. In words and images, the author vividly describes the life of this master of heights, the inhabitant of the karst and inaccessible cliffs, and some secrets of nature related to the life and behavior of the golden eagle the author presents to a wide circle of readers. Golden eagle is one of the "triumphs of life" on Earth. However, this eagle’s agony begins with the appearance of his only enemy - a modern man. Now, the eagle's survival depends on man's conscience and consciousness.

Fauna SYRPHIDAE (Insecta: Diptera) Obedske bare, značaj i potreba zaštite/Fauna SYRPHIDAE (Insecta: Diptera) of Obedska bara, The importance and necessity of protection

Authors: A. Vujić, S. Šimić, V. Milankov, D. Radović, P. Radišić and D. Radanović

Published in 1998

Publication format 24 cm, 71 pages

This publication is a kind of contribution to the evaluation of the Obedska bara based on the results of research on the hoverflies. This insect group, due to its diversity and a large number of faunal and zoogeographically important species, has an exceptional significance in evaluating natural goods of a special interest. In addition to the scientific value, the monograph represents a work suitable for the promotion of scientific tourism in this area, by extending the spectrum of natural rarities to endemic species.

Vodič za potencijalne međunarodne nominacije Nacionalnog parka "Đerdap"/A guide to potential international nominations of the National Park "Đerdap"

Authors: Srđan Marinčić, Maja Radosavljević, Mila Ristić, Rastko Ajtić

Published in 2014

Co-publisher: PE "NP Đerdap"

Publication format 27 cm, 78 pages

National Park "Đerdap" is characterized by excellent capacities for developing international cooperation, which is conditioned by its specific geographical position, as well as by natural characteristics that are of both national and international importance. The study on international nominations of the National Park "Đerdap" clearly presents the criteria for nomination and selection, and it is aimed at including Đerdap in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Biosphere Reserves within the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program (MAB) and the global Geopark Network.

Smernice za integralno upravljanje ekoturizmom na području Nacionalnog parka Đerdap/Guidelines for integral management of ecotourism in NP Đerdap

Authors: Nataša Panić, Violeta Orlović-Lovren

Published in 2014

Co-publisher: PE "NP Đerdap"

Publication format 27 cm, 62 pages

Sustainable development of tourism in protected natural areas is directed towards the establishment of eco-tourism and rural tourism, as the activities directly dependent on the quality of nature and the participation of local community.

The introduction of strategic planning of ecotourism at the area of NP "Đerdap" and the strengthening of human resources capacities for jobs that should enable ecotourism to become a developmental activity, enable the connecting of tourist potential of the Park with its sustainable development.

Koristi ekosistemskih usluga NP „Đerdap“ na lokalne zajednice/The advantages of ecosystem services of "NP Đerdap" for local communities

Authors: Vladan Bjedov, Biljana Krsteski, Jasmina Mijović-Magdić, Verica Stojanović, Dejana Lukić, Predrag Lazarević,Vladimir Nikolić, Miloš Vukelić, Milorad Kličković, Sava Simić, Miloš Radaković, Rastko Ajtić, Nenad Sekulić

Published in 2014

Co-publisher: PE "NP Đerdap"

Publication format 27 cm, 106 pages

This study is an overview of the state of ecosystems of NP "Đerdap" and the methods and scope of using the services they provide, and the guidelines for the rational sustainable use of ecosystem services. The study concluded that this natural treasure’s capacities have still been preserved and that they have the potential for development.

Prirodne vrednosti opštine Ljubovija/Natural Values of Ljubovija Municipality

Editors : Rada Matić, Mirjana Arsenović, Mićo Babić

Authors: Nenad Sekulić, Goran Sekulić, Rastko Ajtić, Verica Stojanović, Vladan Bjedov, Predrag Lazarević, Aleksandra Zatezalo, Jasmina Mijović-Magdić, Živko Vukasović

Co-publisher: The Municipality of Ljubovija

Published in 2013

Publication format 24 cm , 94 pages, written in Serbian and English

The municipality of Ljubovija is located in the western part of Serbia and belongs to the Mačva district. The development of tourism in this region, especially the improvement of rural tourism, is based on its natural and anthropogenic values. Protected natural areas represent a specific tourist destination in this region, giving it a specific and competitive advantage.

Biodiverzitet Srbije: Stanje i perspektive/Biodiversity of Serbia: Current state and perspectives

Authors: Aleksandar Mijović, Nenad Sekulić, Slaviša Popović, Nenad Stavretović, Ivica Radović Published in 2012

Publication format 21x21 cm,128 pages

This publication presents the most current data on biodiversity in Serbia and their comparison with European data, as well as the results of initiatives, projects and activities in the field of nature conservation in the period from 2009 to 2012. In addition to this updated data, the additional value of this publication is its methodology of biodiversity presentation as a complex concept, which, besides the natural one, has a social, economic, legal and political dimension. It also contains a thorough register of protected natural areas in Serbia, a list of biodiversity protection projects, an overview of international agreements in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation, selected legislation and other important information for a comprehensive study of biodiversity and nature conservation.

Razvoj sistema zaštite prirode u Srbiji i njegova primena na primeru dnevnih leptira (LEPIDOPTERA : HESPERIOIDEA I PAPILIONOIDEA )/The development of nature conservation system in Serbia an its application on the example of prime butterflies (LEPIDOPTERA : HESPERIOIDEA and PAPILIONOIDEA )

Authors: Predrag Jakšić, Ivica Radović, Aleksandar Mijović, Nenad Stavretović

Published in 2011 ( Special edition No. 23 )

Publication format 24 cm, 71 page

This paper presents the most important initiatives for environmental and biodiversity protection at the level of the United Nations, Europe and at the national level. The IUCN classification has been used for the nomination of protected species and habitats, the use of expert terms in English has been suggested, and an overview of the environmental principles on which the nature protection system is based has been provided. Implementation of these principles in the protection matters, the authors have presented on the example of the indicator species of prime butterflies Phengarius arion (Linnaeus,1758.)

Posebni primerci drvenastih vrsta Nacionalnog parka Tara/ The Particular Specimen of Woody Species of Tara National Park

Authors: Dragica Vilotić, Nenad Stavretović, Mihailo Stanić

Published in 2011

Publication format 23 cm, 78 pages

In order to emphasize the importance of natural values of the National Park and the entire Tara mountain, the authors of this publication have provided an overview of all forest communities of Tara Mt. In addition to the general importance of woody species, the publication also presents natural assets that are distinguished for their specific traits (rarity, size, habitat, the impressive size, etc.) and therefore deserve special treatment. The additional value of the publication is that it emphasizes the need to educate local population as well as visitors to the Park in order to recognize these characteristics and natural assets and be aware of the importance of their conservation.

Prirodne i kulturne vrednosti specijalnog rezervata prirode Jerma/Natural and Cultural Values of Special Nature Reserve Jerma

Author: Dragan Taškov

Published in 2013

Co-publisher: The Society for environmental protection of Stara planina

Publication format 18x25 cm, 96 pages, written in Serbian and English

The monograph "Natural and Cultural Values of SNR Jerma" provides a comprehensive overview of natural and cultural heritage of this Reserve, indicating to the future visitors of eco-trail what they can see and visit during their stay in the Jerma river canyon. In addition to the natural aspects of Jerma river gorge, the publication also presents its cultural and historical heritage. Special chapters describe the following topics: "Eco tourism and eco-trails as a concept of sustainable development" and "Behavior of visitors on the eco-trail", which makes it a kind of guide to the sustainable development of SNR "Jerma".

Zaštićena prirodna dobra Beograda /Protected Natural Areas in Belgrade

Group of authors

Editor: Hranislav Milanović

Co-publisher: Belgrade City Government, Secretariat for Environment

Published in 2008

Publication format 30 cm,120 pages

Natural values of Belgrade, together with the created ones, form the Belgrade landscape, which is our heritage. Natural values with specific features attract the attention as prominent examples of geological, biological and landscape diversity. The objective of protecting natural areas is to make them perform as long as possible their natural, historical, educational, cultural, health related, aesthetic and ecological service. This is precisely the reason for writing this publication, which is of professional, educational and archival character, since it presents an overview of protected natural areas in a temporal cross-sectional presentation of the Belgrade landscape.

Les cholevinae des territories de l`ancienne Yugoslavie

Authors: Guido Nonveiller, Dragan Pavićević, Momčilo Popović

Published in 1999

Publication format 24 cm, 127 pages, written in French

A survey is given of all Cholevinae so far recorded from the territory of the former Yugoslavia. As a result, 71 species and 4 subspecies belonging to 14 genera and 4 tribes are established for the investigated territory. A zoogeographical analysis is given, with a catalogue of all recorded species. References, remarks, an extensive list of collecting localities, a map with main localities of captures, maps showing the distribution of some zoogeographically interested species are given, as well as an index of recorded taxa. A map of the territories of the former Yugoslavia is added.

Speleološki atlas Srbije/Speleological Atlas of Serbia

Group of authors

Editor: Predrag Đurović

Publishers: Serbian Academy of Science and Arts; Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia; Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade; Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade

Published in 1998

Publication format 30 cm, 290 pages, written in Serbian and English

The monograph "Speleological Atlas of Serbia" has appeared 110 years since Jovan Cvijić, the great Serbian scientist, established a new scientific discipline in Serbia, speleology. The scientific value of this Atlas is reflected in the comprehensiveness and complexity of issues, which are concisely and clearly presented in a graphically interesting way. Atlas is a scientific database of all major speleological sites in the geomorphological, sedimentological, hydrological, paleontological and archaeological aspects, as well as of these sites’s life forms.

The Atlas has a special significance regarding nature conservation, since it provides a scientific basis for future activities and measures for the conservation, improvement and protection of this segment of Serbian geo-heritage.

Priroda i turizam Srbije/Nature and Tourism of Serbia

Author: Stevan Nikolić

Co-publisher: Eko centar Belgrade

Published in 1998

Publication format 24 cm, 175 pages

The author of this publication desired to present Serbia as a country of diverse and conserved nature and rich resources, to point out the significance of these values for economic development, especially recreation and tourism, and to highlight the civilization need and the social obligation of permanent conservation of these values for present and future generations.

Ptice Kopaonika, sezonski pregled/ Birds of Kopaonik, a seasonal survey

Author: Sergej D. Matejev

Co-publisher: PE "National Park Kopaonik"

Published in 1997

Publication format 24 cm, 123 pages

This publication is as a result of thirty years of field research conducted by our most prominent ornithologist, Sergei D. Matejev. The applied method of work (seasonal transects), which has been incorporated into internationally standardized types of landscapes (CORINE, BIOMI) makes this book a universal ornithological "calendar" for both professional public and the lovers of birds, who stay on Kopaonik. The publication is illustrated with author's high-quality photographs from the 1930s of the 20th century, which are the most reliable witness of all changes in the landscape of Kopaonik Mt.

Peščarska područja Srbije/Sand Areas in Serbia

Authors: Branislava Butorac, Vesna Habijan-Mikeš

Co-publishers: "Srbijašume", Public Enterprise "Palić-Ludaš"

Published in 1997

Publication format 24 cm, 72 pages, written in Serbian and English

In the north of Serbia, in Vojvodina, in the region of Banat and Bačka, the following sand areas of importance on the European level are distributed: Deliblato Sands and Subotica-Horgoš Sands, within which the Subotica forest and Selevenjska waste land are distinguished. These in particular are described in the following pages, where for the first time the data on characteristics, special traits, distribution and common features of these areas have been summarized in this way.

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Group of authors
Editors: Radoje Laušević and Dmitar Lakušić
Co-publisher: Association of ecologists of Serbia
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