Karaotok, Bosnia and Herzegovina. On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the “Biodiversity of Hutovo Blato” seminar was held at the Park Motel, in the Hutovo Blato Nature Park. The seminar is being held as part of the project “EXChAngE – Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity” organized by Public Enterprise Nature Park Hutovo Blato, Čapljina. This seminar was an opportunity to exchange experiences in the presentation and promotion of the aquatic biodiversity.
The aim of the seminar was to train the tourist guides and representatives of the institutions responsible for the standardization of natural heritage with the natural heritage of Hutovo Blato Nature Park. The focus is on the presentation of natural heritage to tourists – visitors to the Park.
The rich biodiversity of Hutovo Blato was presented by Prof. Višnja Bukvić.
Prof. Svjetlana Stanić Koštroman spoke about the presentation of the water biodiversity of Hutovo Blato via “Waterway”.
The main goal of the EXChAngE project is to strengthen and diversify the tourism offer through exploring cross-border aquatic biodiversity and to enable better management and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage. EXChAngE project is developing a new tourism product – Blue Pass, which will enable visits of new thematic routes with improved infrastructure: Dubrovnik and Aquarium (Croatia), Kotor and Aquarium Boka (Montenegro), Hutovo Blato Aqua Path, and Mostar Old Bridge and River Neretva (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and attracts more tourists in the area.
The project is implemented by five partners: University of Dubrovnik, Croatia (leading partner), Tourist Organization Kotor, Montenegro, University of Montenegro, Institute of Marine Biology, Montenegro, Tourist Community HNK/Z, BiH, JP “Nature Park Hutovo mud” d.o.o. Capljina, BiH.
The Exchange project was approved under the Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020.