Lejla Žunić – University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Science, Zmaja od Bosne 35, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina;
Natural resource
Protected areas;
Sustainable tourism;
Ecotourism destination

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.323


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Nature Protection Law complies with significant European directives and conventions intended to safeguard hab­itat and biodiversity. The objectives of the paper are to investigate Bosnia and Herzegovina’s legal framework for managing natural resources and to identify protected areas as the spots of sustainable tourism. Bosnia and Her­zegovina is home to a wide range of biodiversity due to its three distinct ge­ographical zones, the Mediterranean, Euro Siberian-Bore American, and Al­pine-Nordic Highlands. As a result, more protected areas are being estab­lished, with Sarajevo creating the first protected area that adheres to IUCN guidelines. Recently, new protected areas have been added to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tourism supply to meet the rising demand for natural plac­es. Bosnia and Herzegovina is perceived as an ecotourism destination by the majority of its citizens, hence the trend toward protected areas is seen as favorable.

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Žunić, L. (2022). Natural Management and the Development of Protected Areas as Sustainable Tourism Spots in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2022: Vol 8. Conference proceedings (pp. 323-337). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.  https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2022.323


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