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https://doi.org/10.31298/sl.143.11-12.5

Mechanisms of financing the protected area management system in Serbia

Ilija Đorđević ; Institute of forestry, Belgrade, Serbia
Nenad Ranković ; Faculty of forestry - University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jelena Nedeljković ; Faculty of forestry - University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jelena Tomićević-Dubljević ; Faculty of forestry - University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dragan Nonić ; Faculty of forestry - University of Belgrade, Serbia
Stjepan Posavec ; Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb
Goran Češljar ; Institute of forestry, Belgrade, Serbia


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Abstract

The financing of protected area (PA) management includes the interaction of different actors that are involved in the process of management and financing, i.e., from the management framework to the mechanisms of financing. The management framework sets the basic preconditions for PA management, while the mechanisms of financing represent the ways of financing PAs based on the long-term and sustainable conditions. The management of PAs in Serbia has mostly been done by public enterprises (PE). It was given to non-governmental organizations (NGO) for the first time in the late 1990s. Today, the management is carried out by different managers from the public sector (PS) to the private sector (PrS). This research deals with different financing mechanisms present in PAs in Serbia. Additionally, it deals with the differences in the financing between different management actors (MA) in order to establish the best financing practices in the PA management system in Serbia. The results indicate that public enterprise “Srbijašume” (PES) has the lowest average number of financial sources, unlike public enterprise “Vojvodinašume” (PEV). Regarding the average amount of financing, other managers from the public sector (OPS) have the largest amount of financing, while other public enterprises (OPE) record the smallest amount of their own financing. In order to improve the use of mechanisms for the PA management system financing, additional training for the use of funds is proposed at national and international level, as well as external, i.e., additional engagement of agencies that would prepare projects at international level. It is also proposed to establish a specific mechanism – a fund intended for nature protection.

Keywords

protected areas, mechanisms of financing, management actors, Serbia

Hrčak ID:

230669

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/230669

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