Tara National Park – 40th anniversary

This monograph presents in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach all natural and created values of the area of the National Park "Tara". It has also incorporated the multi-decade scientific and professional results in the field of nature conservation and protection, thus providing an opportunity for readers to travel along the landscapes through texts and photographs and get to know the natural and cultural-historical characteristics of the Park.

The monograph Tara National Park - 40th anniversary is as a result of decades of cooperation between the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and the Public Enterprise "Tara National Park" and joint efforts employed in the conservation and improvement of this area. The publication is a synthesis of the conservation of natural and created values of the National Park and the results of previous scientific and professional knowledge of this area. A special contribution to this publication has been given by the results of the latest findings and field research conducted in 2020.

Editors: Dragana Ostojić and Biljana Krsteski
Authors: Dragana Ostojić, Biljana Krsteski, Dragan Nešić, Erna Šehovac, Milorad Kličković, Marina Ilić, Verica Stojanović, Ivana Jovanović, Maja Karaman, Eleonora Čapelja, Milan Rakić, Nenad Milosavljević, Marko Blagojević, Aleksandra Zatezalo, Nenad Sekulić, Saša Branković, Siniša Jevtić, Danko Jović, Rastko Ajtić, Miloš Radaković, Ivan Medenica, Vladan Bjedov, Mila Ristić, Nataša Panić, Marija Trikić, Slađana Škobić, Ana Petković, Dragana Petraš and Milica Tomić
Co-publisher: PE "National Park Tara"
Published in 2021.
Publication format: A4, 287 pages
Price: 2.000,00 RSD

Hilandar – Medicinal Herbs in the Garden of the Mother of God

The monograph "Hilandar - Medicinal Herbs in the Garden of the Mother of God" is the third publication co-published by the Hilandar Monastery and the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia.

It is dedicated to the research of nature, its features and values, this time particularly to medicinal herbs on the estate of the Hilandar Monastery. The title itself implies the long tradition of herbal medicine in this holy place. Knowing that Mount Athos is the hot spot of European biodiversity and that in the past the research of flora in this area has been conducted by the most prominent European botanists, this publication can be assumed as an important and comprehensive, richly illustrated and a detailed continuation of that work.

The authors, especially inspired by the work of the monk called Sava Hilandarac and the famous Hilandar Medical Code, researched and described more than a hundred of plant species, both wild and cultivated, and listed the ways of their application in medical treatment.

Authors and editors: Slavoljub Tasić and Predrag Lazarević
Co-publisher: Holy Serbian Imperial Lavra Hilandar
Published in 2021
Publication format A4, 324 pages
Price: 1500,00 RSD

The Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus

Authors:Bratislav Grubač
Published in 2020
Publication format A4, 341 pages, written in Serbian and English

This book provides all the basic data and elements about the peregrine falcon, as well as a plenty of specific information. It is summarizes the most important results in the study and experience of this species at the global and regional level, as well as the personal level of the author. In addition to bringing together general knowledge about the peregrine falcon, this publication also points to the overall importance of biodiversity. Due to his many years of experience, the author managed to balance the amount of presented data and scientific accuracy in relation to clarity and simplicity of presenting these data in the book, thus making it available to a wider circle of readers, and not only to the professionals in this field. "Peregrine falcon" depicts, not only the peregrine falcon as a unique species, but also the author and his view of birds of prey, nature and people.

"Peregrine falcon" represents an important contribution to science and, as such, is an indispensable reading material for future researchers and authors of ornithological publications.

Red Data Book of Fauna of Serbia IV- ORTHOPTERA

Editor: Prof. Milica Pavkov Hrvojević
Authors: Dragan Pavićević, Ivo Karaman, Mladen Horvatović Co-publisher: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Novi Sad, Department of Biology and Ecology Published in 2018 Publication format 29 cm, 246 pages, written in Serbian and English

The main aim of this monograph is to stress the necessity of comprehensive protection of the most endangered species of Orthoptera on the territory of the Republic of Serbia. As these insects are often limited in distribution and closely related to a particular habitat type, their protection is possible only with the permanent protection of their habitats. During multi-decade field surveys across Serbia and considering the literature data, we have reached the number of 35 taxa, which we believe are potentially endangered or on the verge of total extinction from Serbian fauna. It is about 18% of Serbia's Orthopteran fauna.

Price: 2.000,00 RSD

Red Book of Fauna of Serbia III – BIRDS

Editors: Dimitrije Radišić, Voislav Vasić, Slobodan Puzović, Milan Ružić, Marko Šćiban, Bratislav Grubač, Ante Vujić
Authors: Dimitrije Radišić, Slobodan Puzović, Voislav Vasić, Marko Šćiban, Milan Ružić, Bratislav Grubač, Ante Vujić, Saša Rajkov, Radislav Mirić, Draženko Rajković, Miloš Radaković, Marko Tucakov, Uroš Pantović, Oto Sekereš, Atila Agošton, Deliborka Stanković, Goran Sekulić, Ivan Đorđević, Marko Raković, Nikola Stojnić, Jožef Gergelj, Nikola Matović, Nikola Stanojević, Milivoj Vučanović, Dejan Đapić, Ištvan Balog, David Grabovac, Ivan Medenica, Brano Rudić, Dragan Simić, Stefan Skorić, Dragan Gačić, Milica Radanović, Sandra Jovanović, Miroslav Vračarić, Ana Vuletić Co-publishers: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Novi Sad, Department of Biology and Ecology; Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia Published in 2018 Publication format 28 cm, 552 pages, written in Serbian and English

This monograph was a great challenge for everyone involved in its writing. The team for compiling the Red Book of Birds of Serbia had the task of collecting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting on the risk of extinction, which would contain the summarized almost unimaginable amount of data and knowledge about birds of Serbia, which for almost three centuries were collected by naturalists and scientists from different professions. The book presents 352 recorded species and the estimated risk of extinction of breeding populations of 255 species and non-breeding populations of all species. The main purpose of the Red Book of Birds of Serbia was to create a reliable instrument that would present a scientific and professional basis for the protection and conservation of our country's wild birds.

Price: 3.500,00 RSD

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 Publication format 24cm, 183 pages English version

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.

Price: 950,00 RSD

Amphibians and Reptiles of Athos Peninsula and Hilandar Monastery

Editors: Rastko Ajtić, Milivoje Krvavac
Authors: Rastko Ajtić, Milivoje Krvavac, Danko Jović Co-publisher: The Holy Serbian Imperial Lavra Hilandar on Mount Athos Published in 2018 Publication format 28 cm, 164 pages, written in Serbian and English

With this publication we wanted to bring seemingly contradictory attitudes of science and religion into agreement at the time when the scientific and divine order of nature were questioned. After three years of study and research, we present to you the first manuscript which describes the richness of fauna of amphibians and reptiles on the property of the Hilandar monastery and the surrounding area. It can be considered to be credibly illustrating the wealth of this group of vertebrates in the entire peninsula of Mount Athos. However, this is yet the first in a series of publications by which the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia will present the natural values of this area.

Price: 1000,00 RSD

Šargan-Mokra Gorа: Nature Park

Editors: Dragana Ostojić, Milivoje Krvavac
Authors: Dragana Ostojić, Dragan Nešić, Boško Milovanović, Mirjana Nikolić, Srđan Marinčić, Bojan Zlatković, Verica Stojanović, Ivana Jelić, Vladimir Nikolić, Biljana Krsteski, Dragan Pavićević, Nenad Sekulić, Milivoje Krvavac, Danko Jović, Bratislav Grubač, Miloš Radaković, Vladan Bjedov, Mila Ristić, Nataša Panić, Dragana Petraš Published in 2017 Publication format 28 cm, 256 pages, written in Serbian and English

Co-publisher: Nature Park ''Mokra Gora''

The monograph presents the whole park by clearly displaying its three protection zones and the bio- and geodiversity of the area that places this park among the internationally important areas of conserved nature. This monograph reveals the hidden world of wildlife of the Nature Park "Šargan-Mokra gora", in which there are areas of pristine, unspoiled nature such as forest reserves, canyons and mountain meadows and pastures. At the same time, the monograph leads the way through history from antique to modern times presenting to us the monuments, culture and spiritual heritage of the area. It is a unique guide to the natural and cultural-historical values of the Nature Park " Šargan -Mokra Gora" with a clear vision of the concept of sustainable development.

Price: 1.500,00 RSD

Protected Natural Areas in Serbia

Editors: Lidija Amidžić, Slađana Krasulja, Srđan Belij ( First edition )
Editors: Aleksandar Mijović, Srđan Belij, Slađana Krasulja ( Second edition ) Coordination of updated information and text amendments for the third edition: Mila Ristić, Nataša Panić, Biljana Krsteski Authors (third edition in 2017): Lidija Amidžić, Slađana Krasulja, Zoran Đorđević, Biljana Panjković, Dragana Ostojić, Srđan Belij, Vesna Habijan-Mikeš, Nedeljko Kovačev, Branko Kovačević, Erna Šehovac, Dušan Mijović, Vida Stojšić, Olga Miličić, Jadranka Delić, Klara Sabadoš, Bratislav Grubač, Goran Sekulić, Nikola Stojnić, Predrag Lazarević, Rastko Ajtić, Vladan Bjedov, Nenad Sekulić, Slobodan Puzović, Srđan Marinčić, Biljana Krsteski, Dragan Nešić, Dragan Pavićević, Milorad Kličković, Boško Milovanović, Sava Simić, Zoran Stojković, Saša Branković, Nataša Pil, Danko Jović, Vladimir Dobretić, Dejana Lukić, Jasmina Andonović, Danica Radujkov, Dobrinka Jokić, Jasmina Mijović-Magdić, Miloš Vukelić, Mirjana Popović, Berislava Ilić, Gabrijela Čeh, Verica Stojanović, Alen Kiš, Aleksandra Zatezalo, Darko Timotić, Dragana Petraš, Dejan Baković, Nataša Panić, Duška Dimović, Milka Banjac, Marija Trikić, Ivana Jelić, Jelena Marković, Dragana Nedeljković, Dragan Cvijić, Bojana Mijović, Aleksandra Brusin Published in 2007, 2011 and 2017 Format 30 cm, 280 pages, written in Serbian and English

This book presents 109 protected areas and 11 protected species. In addition to the type of natural area (national park, nature park, nature reserve, landscape of outstanding features, nature monument and habitat) and the presentation of its most important features of bio and geo diversity, the book provides the information for each area’s classification into one of the ecological networks or the network of internationally important areas. Each area has been illustrated by photographs of its landscape, biodiversity of its species, geoheritage sites and authentic cultural monuments. The presented natural areas have been selected not only because they are most representative in their type and category, but for the fact that they display all the diversity of natural heritage of Serbia, as part of the richness of the world’s natural heritage.

Price: 1.000,00 RSD

Natural Monument Cerjanska Pećina: surroundings, natural history, protection

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.

Price: 300,00 RSD

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.

Price: 800,00 RSD

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.

Price: 4.000,00 RSD