Natural Monument “Orlovača” Cave

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    Area

    270,150 m2

    Manager

    Pale Cultural Center

    Location

    Pale

    Protected since 2011

    Category

    Natural Monument – III

    Specifics

    The cave is located ten kilometers from Pale and 15 kilometers from Sarajevo. It is one of the rare cave’s open to tourists. The total length of researched tourist tunnels amounts to around 2,500 meters, while tourists are allowed into a part of 560 meters long channel. Orlovača has a rich variety of cave decorations: stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones and rimstone dams. Especially impressive are massive columns built from a pure calcite. Remains of a 16,000 years old cave bear were found here.

    Current State

    The cave can be reached by a dirt road that is one kilometer away from a turn at the state road. There are signposts showing the way to the cave and sign boards. Currently, an amphitheater is being built to serve for speleological training and two viewpoints above the cave are being put to use.

    Allowed

    Scientific research, agricultural production in individual households, raising native deciduous species along with the preservation of native vegetation, construction of new facilities and conducting work with the aim to conserve and protect the natural heritage, street lighting in urban areas which can have exclusively landscape character, individual water supply from wells.

    Prohibited

    Industrial extraction of mineral and non-mineral raw materials on the whole area, unless these are strategic raw materials, depositing of primary gangue and secondary tailings, as well as communal, industrial and other rubbish or the leftover soil from excavating, excess extracted soil, the construction of industrial, hydrotechnical, infrastructural and other facilities which might degrade the quality of the soil, waters, air, plant and living species environment, and the landscape’s beauty, cultural heritage and its surroundings, to collect fossil samples from geological profiles; collecting, use and destruction of all types of wild plants and animal species.

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