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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…

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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…

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MonteAqua Project Closing Event

MonteAqua Project Closing Event

Kotor. Montenegro. The Institute of Marine Biology, University of Montenegro is celebrating the successful closure of the MonteAqua project which mobilized 1,17M EUR for setting up the Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation Center “Aquarium Boka” with the first Montenegrin public aquarium and a rescue center for sea turtles and other endangered marine animals. Funds were secured through grants from the Norwegian Embassy…

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Workshops

Workshops

Kotor, Montenegro. MonteAqua project strengthened Montenegrin institutional capacities for the adoption of appropriate law provisions and implementing acts for achieving full transposition of EU legislation in the field of Nature Protection (relevant to water ecosystems) by organizing 4 workshops: Invasive and alien species   Sustainable Fisheries – Fight Against Illegal Fishing   Zoo Directive” and “CITES   Habitats EC directive…

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Studies

Studies

Kotor. Montenegro. Project MonteAqua increased public awareness on the importance of water ecosystems and the EU integration process in Chapter 27: Environment by publishing two studies: Pešić, A., Ikica, Z., Joksimović, A., Djurović, M., Laušević, R. (2018): Rare and Endangered Fish Species in The Adriatic Sea and Proposal for Marine Flagship Species. Kotor: University of Montenegro, Institute of Marine Biology.…

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White papers

White papers

Kotor, Montenegro. MonteAqua project enhanced the Montenegrin EU integration process in Chapter 27: Environment by developing 4 white papers, as an expert report from organized workshops: Invasive and alien species Sustainable Fisheries – Fight Against Illegal Fishing Zoo Directive” and “CITES Habitats EC directive 92/43 EEC Each workshop delivered one white paper as an independent expert report and guide that…

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Marking

Marking

Kotor, Montenegro. Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation Center “Boka Aquarium” is just marked with brand new signboards in front of the main entrance. Those signboards are marking projects and donors which made possible setting up the aquarium: Project Marine Biodiversity Conservation Center “Boka Aquarium” – MonteAqua, started at 30th November 2017, with a total budget of 1.175.333,81 EUR, out of which the…

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All Valves Opened

All Valves Opened

Kotor, Montenegro. The hydraulic check of all tanks in the Aquarium Boka went well. All valves now are open, tanks full of conditioned seawater, lights are on, life support systems in function. The hydraulic check was done by Panaque srl Rome, the company which was commissioned to design, ship, and install all tanks and their LSS.       All…

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Population

Population

Kotor, Montenegro. First inhabitants arrived in the Aquarium Boka! Thanks to developed cooperation with local fishermen, right after assembling aquarium tanks and life support systems, the population of Aquarium Boka started. Some typical Adriatic species will spend the first days in quarantine tanks, before transfer to exhibit tanks. Follow us for news.   Cover photo: Red scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa) (Photo:…

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