Podgorica, Montenegro - In the presence of Mr Branimir Gvozdenovic, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, 36 representatives of protected areas from the Dinaric Arc region took part in the establishing assembly of the regional association 'Parks Dinarides - network of protected areas of Dinarides' in the Ramada Hotel in Podgorica.
After 60 parks from eight countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
, Croatia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia) had signed the letter of intention to establish the association in Brijuni National Park in Croatia in October, the base of its future work and development has been authoritatively set in the assembly.
'It is our great honor and pleasure that our country is the headquarters of this Association and a part of this organization whose aim is to create the platform of protected areas by connecting all the parks in the Dinaric
The establishment of this Association represents the result of agreement reached in Budva a year ago by adoption of the mutual document 'Great Victory for the Dinaric Arc',' set off Minister Gvozdenovic.