The Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro joins IUCN

01 July 2011 | News story

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member from South Eastern Europe: The Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro. The membership application was approved during the recent 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council.

“CPRB values the reputation and position of IUCN in professional and scientific circles”, says Darko Saveljic, President of CPRB. “We would like, in our country, to be recognized in the same manner as IUCN is in the global system for nature protection.”

The Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro works to protect and monitor birds and their habitats in Montenegro and to educate the public on ornithology. It cooperates with other governmental organizations, universities and institutes, both in Montenegro and abroad for the wider protection of the nature and environment. In particular, CPRB has significantly contributed to the promotion of Tivat Salinas and its further declaration as a bird reserve, and has also influenced national legislation such as the bird directive in the Law on the Protection of Nature.

IUCN extends a very warm welcome to The Center for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro and looks forward to this NGO’s active involvement.