After preparation of the Capacity assessment report with recommendations for Capacity building programme which was the base for training implementations and a Brief Review of the status of the existing nationals’ strategies/plans and policies, legislative institutional structure related to species management and monitoring of biodiversity in Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina, in the framework of the ”Bear in MInd” project, the Analysis of biodiversity threats in protected areas across the border was prepared. This Analysis included an assessment of existing Management plans, management units, and biodiversity importance in the focal areas and a set of recommendations for improving the management of PAs across the border.
This Analysis was prepared based on information obtained from the prepared and delivered questionnaire to the stakeholders, desk review of background documents related to biodiversity, monitoring and information about the environmental state. Different documents related to biodiversity and natural resource management (legislation, reports and assessments) are analyzed. The Analysis was focused on all forms of biodiversity data management (field data, indicators and/or metadata on biodiversity that are delivered by Project teams’). Information is obtained also through interviews with key stakeholders, online surveys, and informal conversations with focus groups in local communities.
It contains systematically collected, sorted and processed information about biodiversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, summarized and reported in the following manner: obligations regarding the EU context, the status and value identification of biological diversity/protected area in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, analyses of management plans for target PAs, possibilities of establishment the transboundary area, common issues and challenges, threats, pressures and impacts on biodiversity with recognized conservation needs, conclusions and recommendations.
All the documents mentioned above provided support for the development of species management plans and monitoring protocols which was the purpose of this contract – supporting nature protection in the transboundary area between Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina by increasing the capacities of nature protection institutions and organizations to reduce biodiversity threats.
In the end, the aim of this Analysis is to present the identification of threats and possible common activities with the objective to mitigate and/or control threats. This could contribute to the identification of common priorities for the transboundary area.
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