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Ulcinj Salina is a precious habitat for the Greater Flamingo | Photo by the Municipality of Ulcinj.
By Dusica Tomovic, 25 AUG 15

 

Urged by the EU and numerous environmental watchdogs, the Montenegrin government has taken over management of the Ulcinj salt pans, to preserve one of the most important habitats for birds in Europe.

 

Montenegro's government and the public enterprise National Parks on Monday took over the bankrupt private salt company in the coastal town of Ulcinj in a move to save an important habitat for about 250 bird species that live and nest in the abandoned salt plantations. 

After months of pressure from the international community and environmental organizations, the National Parks and the board of trustees of the salt pans signed a one-year contract by which the state is obliged to protect the environment and its biodiversity. 

 

Read more: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/montenegro-to-save-bird-rich-adriatic-area-08-24-2015

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