Nature Conservation Day in Serbia was established by the Law on Nature Protection in 2009 in order to present to the public the importance of conserving natural heritage. April 11th was chosen because on that day in 1949, the status of one area in Serbia as protected was established for the first time, and that was the waterfalls within the Natural Monument "Velika and Mala Ripaljka" in the municipality of Sokobanja.
On the occasion of marking the National Nature Conservation Day, the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia will point to the uniqueness of protecting natural and cultural heritage within the Outstanding Natural Landscape "Cultural Landscape Tršić-Tronoša", in cooperation with the manager of this protected area, Cultural Center "Vuk Karadžić" from Loznica. At 11:00 in the yard of Vuk Karadžic's house, representatives of the Institute and the manager will hold workshops for elementary school students, where they will discover the richness of vegetation and insects in the area, using handbooks for species recognition "Dragonflies of Serbia" and "Strictly Protected Species of Trees and Shrubs in Serbia ", which were published by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia. After the workshops, the students will walk "the path of knowledge" from Vuk's memorial house to the Tronoša monastery.
"Cultural Landscape Tršić-Tronoša" has been in the system of protected areas since 2019 as an area of exceptional importance, i.e. in the category I and the first cultural landscape that incorporates the interaction of natural and cultural heritage.
Due to the engagement of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, 466 protected areas occupying 691,331 hectares (7.81% of the territory of the Republic of Serbia) have been designated and protected as such in our country.
With the aim of increasing the protected area and from the aspect of conserving natural values, in 2022 there is a plan to prepare conservation studies for the newly protected natural areas, such as: the valley of Veliki Rzav, Vučjanska river canyon, Gornjačka gorge, Lopatnica river, Jelica mountain, Panjica river canyon and many others. New research for the purpose of evaluation will be implemented in more than 20 areas, of which the mountains Zlatar and Veliki and Mali Jastrebac, Svrljiške Mt. and the gorge of Svrljiški Timok are among the largest ones.