Why is it so important to bring the cleanliness of our mountains back?
Sensational information coming from Sarajevo "Water Supply and Sewerage": The bacterium Escherichia coli, found in the Vrelo Bosne (the spring of Bosnia river), is a world record-holder, being old 15 years now!
After sad and alarming news about the bacteria discovery in the waters of Vrelo Bosne, we headed towards Igman to try to find a place of sewage outflow taped by an anonymous climber last winter.
The Management of Oil Refinery in Bosanski Brod denies the accusation of air in Croatia being polluted by acitvity of the refinery plant. And while one side claim breathing polluted air coming from Bosnia, others believe the whole story to be the construct of different oil lobbies.
In order to permanently protect and preserve the natural beauty of the Skakavac waterfall, the Assembly adopted a law by which this protected area is proclaimed a natural monument.
The stench from Prevent Leather, the factory for skin processing, stifling Visoko is the highest at the time of manipulating the "mud cake", aqueous organic waste, which is being poured out in the Bosna river.
The Perućac Lake above Srebrenica is still filled with garbage. Waste comes from the Drina River, and for months now nothing has been done to prevent this ecological disaster.
In the course of one year, the partition section of HE Višegrad receives around 60 000 cubic meters of solid waste material, floating by Drina River and its tributaries. The fishermen are resentful at the lack of human care for preserving the pristine clarity of Drina. Every year they organize a series of actions whereby they engage in cleaning its coast.
Content of lead, zinc and nickel in all samples, and cadmium in the majority of the samples is higher than the allowed value.
There are only 20 caves in the world that have over 20 underground species. By biodiversity of its underground fauna, Vjetrenica is the first in the world. It accounts for 92 described species adapted only to undersoil life not able to survive under different circumstances. there are also 6 more species in the process of scientific description.
This area is characterized by many endemic and relic species. Overexploitation of natural resources such as forests, over pasture, landmines and planned hydroelectric power plants threaten this unique site. The special value of this area is Štrbački buk – the unique waterfall and cascades made by joint efforts of biological, chemical and physical influences.
The suggested national park Igman-Bjelasnica-Treskavica-Visocica is placed in central Bosnia, within the Federation of BiH, latitude 43°30’05” – 43°50’03” and longitude 7°58’12” – 18°24’33”. It belongs to Sarajevski and Hercegovacko-Neretvljanski canton. The main entrance to the site is located 15 km to the southwest from Sarajevo.
The suggested National Park Prenj-Cvrsnica-Cabulja is placed in the northern part of Herzegovina, latitude 43°21’25” – 43°43’12” and longitutde 17°25’00” – 17°58’12”. The maximum surface area of this potential National Park is 99 500 ha. The area of Prenj-Cvrsnica-Cabulja and Vran mountains (Cabulja and Vran belong to Cvrsnica masiff) is placed in the central part of Dinarides.
Natural monument "Vrelo Bosne" is located in the southern part of the Sarajevo valley at the foot of the mountain Igman in the municipality Ilidza. Backbone of the Natural monument "Vrelo Bosne", makes flat area that prevailed many small river sources and source of the Bosna River.
Sutjeska National Park is the oldest national park in BiH. It is founded in 1962 and covers an area of 17,250 ha.
Sutjeska River, which the park is named by, made impressive canyon in the middle of the park and separates the mountains Zelengora, Maglic and Volujak.