ORNIBA – Bird species Protection in Balkans

Oriolus oriolus

Oriolus oriolus

Areas of intervention

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hutovo Blato Nature Park
Montenegro: Herceg Novi,Tivat
Goals
To contribute to the preservation and valorisation of birdlife diversity in the Adriatic Flyway migration route by sustaining joint interventions between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro
Partners
Ornithological association “Naše ptice” and Non-governmental organization “Novi Val” in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH),
CZIP – Center for protection and research of birds Montenegro;
Tivat Municipality in Montenegro (MNE)
Donor​
European Commission
Period
January 2013 – 2015

Aegithalos caudatus - dugorepa sjenica

Aegithalos caudatus

ORNIBA project focuses on improvement of the protection of the vulnerable bird species in Balkans. Through a joint intervention between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, Oxfam aims to contribute to the preservation of birdlife diversity in the Adriatic flyway migration route.

The two main areas of intervention under this project are: Nature park „Hutovo blato“ in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kotor Bay, Herceg Novi, Tivat in Montenegro.
There are 346 bird species habituating temporarily or permanently in these two locations.
Based on the scientific data gathered the project team will establish main areas of intervention and will work on:
• long-term effects, through capacity building in management of the protected areas,
• development of recommendations for birdlife legal framework to align the legislative with the European standards and requirements in both countries,
• awareness raising campaigns on importance of bird species protection (and bird watching tourism as an alternative source of income) in policy makers, hunters, local community and other stakeholders,
• establishment of the watchdog network through local NGOs involved in environmental protection.