Map / Serbia

Welcome! Here you will find information about Serbia regarding:

  • Protected Areas management
  • The Training and capacity Needs Assessment reports
  • Capacity building initiatives/projects

Protected Areas management

The total Protected Area surface is 5.91% of the Serbian territory (522,120 ha) with more then 850 employees.

Different Protected Area categories are managed by different stakeholders. Only national parks have special administrative units established by the government. Other PAs are managed by (1) public enterprises with a different field of activity – e.g. water/forest management, constructions & roads, (2) Ltd companies established by the government, (3) public utility companies, (4) NGOs, (5) private companies, (6) the military enterprise or (7) by the church.

The Training and capacity Needs Assessment

The Training and capacity needs assessment report (2014) The ”Assessment of capacity development needs of protected area staff in Eastern Europe. Serbia” is based on a survey that has been filled in by the staff employed in the national Protected Area management system of Serbia in 2013.

The results of the surveys provide detailed information on staffing profiles, training provided in the past three years and structured assessments of competence, based on which recommendations have been developed.

The preparation and publication of this report was supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz: BfN) as a component of the project ‘Capacity Building Plans for Efficient Protected Area Management in Eastern Europe’ (Number: Z1.3-544 11-63/12 (FKZ: 3512 82 1800)).

The report will be available for download as soon as possible.

Capacity building initiatives/projects

There are few national initiatives ranging from high school programmes for rangers, elective University courses on management of natural resources and protected areas, temporary educational programs within individual projects ran by NGOs, short courses for protected area managers offered by the Ministry, workshops organized by the Association of National Parks and Protected Areas of Serbia.

Internal trainings are organized in two public enterprises for forestry, Vojvodinašume and Srbijašume, which manage large numbers of protected areas in Serbia.

Also, individual employees in Protected Areas use the opportunity of short-term courses provided by international organizations like Alfred Toepfer Academy, Japan development Agency, UNDP.

For other initiatives in the field of capacity building for Protected Areas that should be included here, please write to us at (state within the subject of the message: Capacity Building Section – Serbia)