One botanical day on the Stara Planina Mt. - Plant Identification Handbook

Editors: Vladimir Ranđelović, Bojan Zlatković
Authors: Vladimir Ranđelović, Bojan Zlatković, Marina Jušković, Danijela Nikolić, Zorica Mitić, Dragana Jenačković, Milica Jovanović, Irena Raca, Maja Jovanović, Jovana Stojanović Co-publisher: Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš Published in 2019 Publication format: 17 cm, 290 pages, written in Serbian and English

A guide to the flora of Stara Planina was written with the goal of being a manual for quick recognition of the plants from this region. This publication is intended for botanists, participants of the 13th Symposium of the flora of southeastern Serbia and neighboring regions, who want to find out more about interesting flora of this mountain and the Balkan Peninsula. This is also a type of manual for prompt identification of species in the field, as well as a guide for all people who are interested in getting familiar with wild plant species. The guide provides a short review of 498 plant species, each entry is supported by photos in color. Species are represented according to phylogenetical order, including the members of most important families and genera in the flora of Stara Planina Mt. Besides the images of the plants in full color, the guide includes most important details for their visual identification, landscapes of the mountain, short general description of the area, etc. With all available information, this book is the right choice for the first floristic observation of Stara Planina Mt., but it can also be used in other regions, especially because the species presented here also inhabit other mountains in Serbia.

Price:

450,00 RSD


Birds of Pirot

Editor: Ivan Medenica
Author: Ivan Medenica Published in 2019 Publication format: 24 cm, 383 pages, written in Serbian

For the past 15 years, the author has been engaged in recording the presence of bird species throughout Serbia and has had the opportunity to meet the fantastic biological diversity of his native town Pirot. Just a kilometer away from the center of Pirot, there is a dam pool of Hydropower Plant Pirot, one of the richest sites in Serbia in terms of bird species. This publication presents 217 species of birds that were recorded in the period from 2005 to 2017. One of the specific traits of this site in Pirot is the discovery of a new species in Serbia's bird fauna, Asian desert warbler (Sylvia nana). The book contains the description, ecology, nutrition, status and a photograph of each bird species. For each of the 217 described bird species, there is also a QR code, which may be scanned in order to listen to bird’s sounds. The new 5 species, recorded in 2018, are listed and described in the Appendix of this book.


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.

Price: 650,00 RSD


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.


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.


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.


Map of protected natural areas in Serbia, 1: 300.000

Editor : Predrag Lazarević
Authors of the map: Živko Vukasović, Dragan Kaličanin, Slađana Škobić, Ajša Škrijelj


Map of protected natural areas in Serbia, 1: 600.000 ( folded )

Editor : Predrag Lazarević
Authors of the map: Živko Vukasović, Dragan Kaličanin, Slađana Škobić, Ajša Škrijelj Published in 2013 ( second edition )


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.


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.


Serbian Nature, the aspects and importance of conservation

Group of Authors
Editors: Nataša Panić, Lidija Amidžić, Olga Miličić Published in 2004 Co-publisher: Eco-foundation Užice Publication format 24 cm, 96 pages

This Proceedings of the Seminar for professional development of biology and geography teachers is the result of Education program for teachers in the field of environmental protection, which is based on the expressed need to thematically and methodically link the contents of school curriculum regarding ecology with knowledge about the natural characteristics and resources of our country. In this way, teachers' competencies for interdisciplinary approach in teaching and methods of interactive teaching are developed.

Price: 330,00 RSD


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.


Edible Snails and Frogs

Authors: Božana Jovanović, Imre Krizmanić
Published in1997 Publication format 20 cm,43 pages

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.


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.


Bibliography on the Life Forms of Kopaonik

Authors: Dmitar Lakušić, Slobodan Puzović
Co-publisher: National Park "Kopaonik" Published in 1993 Publication format 24 cm, 72 pages

The aim of this publication was to unify as many of the bibliographic units on papers dealing with the plants and animals of Kopaonik mountain as possible in one place, and thus give a new impetus to the explorations of this mountain. The bibliography is dedicated to all those who are interested in the living world of Kopaonik, as well as to those who realize their interests in Kopaonik and manage this mountain’s natural resources.