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VSS16 SERBIA Kupinovo ENVI 16/08/2020 29/08/2020

BIRDS’ ELDORADO – OBEDSKA BARA, Kupinovo | VSS16 | 2020-08-16 - 2020-08-29 | ENVI | Age: 18 - 99

 

The Special Nature Reserve “Obedska Bara” is the second oldest protected area in the world (the oldest in Europe) and a wetland of international importance (listed as a Ramsar site and IBA and IPA area). Obedska Bara, a famous ornithological site, is an oxbow lake surrounded with marsh and forest habitats. Wetlands are among the world’s most threatened ecosystems and this one has been gravely degraded, the most important problem being the overgrowing and disappearance of wet meadows. This year it will be full 23 years Young Researchers of Serbia organises the workcamp and the results are wonderful - so far because of our activities several bird species have returned and the working site has the richest bird fauna in the reserve. For the projects in Obedska Bara we have received several national and international awards and we are often mentioned as example of good practice in involving volunteers in nature protection and active measures of conservation.

Work: Volunteers will be included in the project of wet meadows revitalization by removing tree branches and clearing other vegetation. In this way we are helping fighting overgrow of the wet meadows.

Accomodation and food: The volunteers will stay in two renovated houses in the Ethno Park, sleeping on mattresses. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags. Food will be prepared for volunteers by a local cook.

Location: Kupinovo

Location and Leisure: Obedska Bara www.obedskabara.rs is located at 50km from Belgrade and 75km from Novi Sad. Lectures on wetlands and Obedska Baras recent environmental problems will be given. Volunteers can also swim in the lake and the river Sava, watch the birds and explore the beautiful nature of the area.

Train/Bus station: Kupinovo

Requirements:

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 0