Touch durmitor. Be a Part of the World Heritage

The festival was organised in National Park Durmitor from 14-16 September 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Three days of outdoor activities, as part of “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities in the Management of World Heritage Sites”, brought together number of international, national and local partners, volunteers and enthusiasts.

“We had unique opportunity to align efforts for recognition of the importance and values of Durmitor area. The festival inspired many for further joint engagements in management and sustainable development actions, where local stakeholders have advancing role”, said Ana Katnic, National Professional Officer, UNESCO.

The festival hosted activities and events, including an exhibition of local products from Zabljak, food and drinks, a folklore assembly coming from Pljevlja, poetry, presentations on fire risk-reduction by National parks, as well as a children’s exhibition: My portrait of the cultural heritage that attracted children and teachers from all parts of Montenegro. “The World Heritage is aimed for all generations, and for the future”, said Maja from Herceg Novi’s kindergarten.

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