Montenegro 2002

According to Countryaah website,  the national day of Montenegro is Tuesday, July 13.

Montenegro Border Countries Map

Montenegro’s forests

A lot of wood is processed in Montenegro. This is an important industry for the country. But there is still a lot of forest area, because around 40 percent of the entire area is covered with forest. Half of them are under nature protection.

Trees grow in Montenegro that you may know from home, such as firs, spruces and beeches, which grow mainly in the middle of the country. Quite exotic-sounding species such as the snake-skin pine, the Greek maple or the tree hazel also grow in the mountains. Holm oaks can be found on the coast.

National parks

In order to preserve the biodiversity of Montenegro, several national parks have been established and many areas of the country have been declared nature reserves. The Durmitor National Park is located in the Durmitor Mountains and is home to high peaks, many lakes and the Tara Canyon.

Another large and national park is the Biogradska Gora. This consists mainly of forest and the Biogradsko Jezero lake. The forest is a primeval forest and is therefore several hundred years old. The trees grow to a height of 40 meters. There are also glaciers and smaller lakes in the park. Both parks are home to many animal and plant species and must therefore be protected.

Which animals live in Montenegro?

Wild animals such as wolves and bears live in the deep and untouched areas of Montenegro. Unfortunately, however, these species are threatened by hunting tourists. They come to Montenegro from Italy to hunt there. Instead of preventing this, however, hunting is officially approved by the state and sometimes even encouraged, because the hunting licenses bring money. Above all, the government argues that species such as wolves or bears would attack farm animals, although this actually happens very rarely due to the small number of “wild animals”.

Farm animals and birds

Livestock such as sheep and goats are very important for agriculture in Montenegro. They can also survive well in the mountainous parts of the country. Donkeys and occasionally horses are also used for transport.

There are many bird watchers who travel to Montenegro every year to admire the biodiversity of the birds that live there. Whether pelican, duck, cormorant or eagle and vulture – many birds live in Montenegro. In addition to the native species, numerous migratory birds also travel the country every year to rest. There are also snakes and many species of fish on the clean Adriatic coast.