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Project

Marine Biodiversity Conservation Center Aquarium Boka – MonteAqua

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, awarded a grant agreement number MNE-17/0004 to the University of Montenegro - the Institute for Marine Biology of the Sea from Kotor for the implementation of the project "Center for the Protection of the Biodiversity of the Sea Boka Aquarium - MonteAqua".
Project

Impact of the project

The expected impact of the project (changes and benefits that will result from the project) is an enhanced process of Montenegro's accession to the European Union in the field of nature protection in relation to aquatic ecosystems and sustainable management of protected aquatic ecosystems.

News

MonteAqua Ex-post evaluation
MonteAqua Ex-post evaluation

Kotor, Montenegro: Ex-post evaluation of the project “Marine Biodiversity Conservation Center “Boka Aquarium” (MonteAqua)” provides conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation, achievements, and rationale of the project. The final score of the evaluation is that the MonteAqua project exceeds the number of the criteria and represents good practice. Regarding implementation, evaluation states that project activities were carried out efficiently and…

Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays

It has been a challenging year due to Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that followed it. Under such difficult circumstances, we did our best to successfully implement the MonteAqua project and contribute to Montenegro’s accession to the European Union in the field of nature protection in relation to aquatic ecosystems and sustainable management of protected aquatic ecosystems. We want…

Aquarium Boka presented to the public
Aquarium Boka presented to the public

Kotor, Montenegro: The Institute of Biology held the closing event of the project “Center for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity “Aquarium Boka” – MonteAqua” as a virtual meeting on December 17, 2020, which marked the successful completion of the MonteAqua project. MonteAqua project mobilized 1,17M EUR for setting up the Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation Center “Aquarium Boka” with the first Montenegrin…

Conference

International Conference: Adriatic Biodiversity Protection

The International Conference “Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation – AdriBioPro2019” was held in Cultural Center “Nikola Đurković”, to provide updated scientific, decision-making and policy-relevant information across a broad array of different Adriatic issues, marine biology, and related scientific disciplines. More than 100 participants from 16 countries delivered 92 presentations during two conference days in 9 topics: Marine biodiversity conservation, Conservation of coastal and marine areas, Preventing marine pollution, Rare and endangered species in the Adriatic Sea, Marine invasive and alien species, Roles of aquaria, Sustainable use of marine resources, Marine biotechnology, and Freshwater biodiversity conservation.

Gallery

  • Under-water photo, author Ms. Ivana Orlović Kranjc
    Born at the center of Balkan Peninsula in Belgrade, Serbia, hundreds of miles away from the seas it was almost incredible to foresee that Ivana Orlović Kranjc would chose...
  • Under-water photo, author Ms. Vesna Mačić
    Podvodne fotografije Vesne Mačić
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