Ćemovsko field - a hotspot in front of our eyes

a project aiming to conserve this habitat by researching its biodiversity and education

Ćemovsko polje is a unique habitat, a rare remaining pseudo-steppe of the eastern Mediterranean. It is recommended as a special protection area (SPA) within the EU ecological network, NATURA 2000, for Montenegro and is also an EMERALD site. It suffers from a great loss of habitat due to lack of care, urbanization, city landfill and abandonment of traditional land use. Despite its importance, a coherent, systematic and scientifically based representation of its ecological values is lacking.

This project aims to develop the first overview biodiversity assessment of Ćemovsko polje, providing a framework for its legal protection. This unique, valuable and endangered resource that belongs to the Capital City and the Municipality Tuzi will be presented to the citizens through various educational activities, drawing their attention and provoking action.

The project donor is the Rufford foundation, and the project is led by EnvPro, from 01.07.2019. to 01.07.2021.