Responsible tourism: Balkan Lynx wildlife conservation holiday in Montenegro
The Balkan lynx went missing in the 1990s, then some research traced the lynx again in the early 2000s. Today about fifty individuals lynx inhabit the territory of the Dinaric Alps. The The Prokletije National Park, created in 2009, aims primarily to protect its ecosystem, but today it has little technical and human means to carry out inventories of flora and fauna, and this is the reason why Montenegro Eco Adventures and Objectives International Science decided to unite their knowledge and competencies to develop this scientific research. This expedition will therefore have a direct positive impact on the preservation of the wildlife.
Our expedition mountain guide is local to the region and is personally selected for his specific knowledge of the area's flora and fauna. They are passionate about the environment and ensure that guests follow the simple principal of leave no trace, only footprints. Our staff monitor this area regularly to maintain paths, trail markers and remove refuse.
As with all of our adventures and expeditions, a percentage of the profits will be used to sponsor environmental programs within Montenegro as highlighted by the ministry of sustainable tourism. Travel with us also helps support our non-profit initiative – Zero waste Montenegro.
By travelling with us you will ensure ongoing economic benefits, alternative employment and income opportunities for local people and businesses.
As this itinerary includes travel through remote and economically undeveloped regions of the country it provides an excellent opportunity for unique interactions between visitors and the local people, but also is a great source of enhancement to the local economy.
This expedition is being run in close partnership with Prokletje National Park. Our mountain guide comes from the local community. We will stay at local katuns at night which provide support to the park and also local families. Most of our meals will be taken in sheepholds where local farmers will be preparing our breakfasts and dinners. Most of our take-away lunches will also be prepared by the local community.
Tourism also helps to raise local awareness of the financial value of natural and cultural sites. It can stimulate a feeling of pride in local and national heritage as well as an interest in its conservation, especially in the area of the newest National Park of Montenegro – Prokletije.