Special nature reserve Jerma is located in the extreme southeast of Serbia (shared between municipalities of Dimitrovgrad, Babusnica and City of Pirot). Even though the area is protected under national law as a nature reserve, the environmental protection is seen only on paper. The Jerma special nature reserve is an area of great environmental and cultural value, but until recently unknown and prone to neglect and misuse, as there were overambitious plans regarding the construction of derivation small hydro power plants, which could permanently endanger the natural environment.
- environmental protection
- External event
Our event aims to gather representatives of 3 local self goverments, local and regional tourism service providers, members of the local communities, families, youth, media and other interested parties on guided walk through Jerma Canyon that will be designed and interpreted to inform and raise awareness on negative human environmental impacts in protected areas and promote the measures and models of sustainable actions that supports environmental conservation in line with EU Green Agenda Action Plan for Western Balkans (protection of nature and biodiversity, renewable energy...)
Event will include a guided tour to some of the unique habitats of the protected plant species in Serbia and walk trough the most beautiful parts of Jerma River Canyon. Participants will have opportunity to learn about Jerma biodiversity, sustainable use of natural resources in the area and how they can contribute to its protection. Joint strategic approach of all stakeholders and available sources of funding for future green actions will be also addresed.
Duration: 4 hours