The marking of the Fourth International Landscape Day in Serbia
The Ministry of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with the PE "Djerdap National Park", the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and the Faculty of Forestry, will mark the Fourth International Landscape Day in Serbia, on Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 11 AM in the administrative building of the PE "NP Djerdap", the host of this year's event.
The International Landscape Day was established by the Council of Europe with the aim of pointing to the importance of landscape conservation.This year's Landscape Day topic is the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in the sectoral policies, so that the representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Djerdap National Park, the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and the Faculty of Forestry will present the progress so far in planning and managing landscapes, especially their integration in the spatial planning documents and various sectoral strategies and policies.
On this occasion, the Director of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, Aleksandar Dragišić, M.A., says that "in the process of designating protected areas during the valorization of areas, landscape characteristics and values of the area are considered. In the system of protected areas of Serbia, in the category Outstanding Natural Landscape, there is currently 21 area covering about 10% of the total territory of protected areas. The best known among them are: Vlasina, Pčinja, Ovčar-Kablar gorge, Kamena Gora, Rajac, Ozren-Jadovnik, Lepterija-Soko Grad, Gradac river gorge and others." "As the result of respecting the interaction of natural and cultural heritage and the role of man in the creation of landscapes, since 2019 in the system of protected areas in Serbia there has been the first area designated as Cultural Landscape, namely the ONL "Cultural Landscape Tršić-Tronoša", stressed Director Dragišić.
The Republic of Serbia signed and ratified the European Landscape Convention (ECC) in 2011 and thus joined a number of countries (39) member states of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe has identified the topic of landscapes as an important field of European policies. The landscape has been identified as part of the cultural heritage, as a cultural and natural asset of direct importance for the quality of life.
You may find more information about it on the website of the Council of Europe: