Nature Park “Cicelj”

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    Area

    3,307,600 m2

    Manager

    Forest Management Company ”Vučevica” from Čajniče

    Location

    Čajniče

    It was first declared as a protected area at the time of Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1969. The government of Republika Srpska confirmed its present status in 2018.

    Category

    Protected Landscape – V

    Specifics

    “Cicelj” nature park is characterized with high plant diversity as 513 species have been identified there. Out of those, 43 are regionally or globally rare species, while six of them are endemic and one is sub endemic. 27 are listed on the Red List of Threatened Species in Republika Srpska, six are on the International Red List, while 13 are enumerated in the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered of WIld Fauna and Flora. Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled.

    Geological values in the Park represent Orlovica and tufa formations. Orlovica hill is made of volcanic rocks which is a rare occurrence in BiH. Tufa formations represent ecologically special and valuable habitats of very limited space. Hydrologically important heritage include Cicelj, “Hladna voda” and “Trojan voda” springs.

    Allowed

    Keeping in check, monitoring and inventorying of mushroom, plant and animal species; forest associations; natural rarities and their changes; scientific research; presentation and popularization of natural values, scientific research, demarcation of protected area; monitoring the health of populations, including observing and collection of records; measuring and description; analysis of data and evaluation, including taking care of measures that are conserving and improving the existing state of ecological system; sanitary logging only.

    Prohibited

    Logging or land clearing of forest, bush and other vegetation; endangering or destroying habitats; harassment, trapping and hunt of all types of fauna; introduction of non-native plant and animal or mushrooms; all waste disposal;  It is prohibited to use plant protection products except in the case of quarantine or suppression of regulated non-quarantine harmful organisms or other harmful organisms in accordance with the legislation on plant protection; construction of infrastructural facilities; extraction of raw minerals, to change land use designation; campfire; conducting work or other activities that are damaging the nature or endangering habitat.

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