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Delegation responsible for forestry in Montenegro visits Slovenia

The delegation responsible for implementing forestry policy in Montenegro started its visit to Slovenia on Monday. During its visit, the delegation met with the representatives of the Slovenian ministry responsible for forestry, the Slovenia Forest Service and the Slovenian Forestry Institute. They were shown examples of various forestry practices on the ground.
Members of the delagation are visiting Ljubljana.
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From 22 April to 25 April 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, together with the Slovenia Forest Service and the Slovenian Forestry Institute, organises a study visit for the Montenegrin administration responsible for implementing forestry policy. This is part of the technical assistance project of the Republic of Slovenia entitled Sustainable Forest and Game Management in Montenegro.

The participants of the study visit include ten representatives of the Montenegrin administration, including Director-General of the Forestry Directorate Ranko Kankaraš, heads of various divisions and services of the Montenegrin ministry responsible for forestry and hunting, and the Director of the Institute for Forestry in Montenegro, along with members of the Montenegrin Inspectorate for Forestry. During the three-day visit, the participants were acquainted with the organisation and functioning of the national system of sustainable, multifunctional and close-to-nature forest management. They visited the Slovenia Forest Service and the Slovenian Forestry Institute, where they were shown the reference laboratory for quarantine diseases, dendrochronology and genetics. The field trip included presentations on the management of Pahernik forests in Pohorje and the management of privately-owned forests in the same area. The Slovenj Gradec Regional Unit of the Slovenia Forest Service and the Radlje ob Dravi Local Units of the Slovenia Forest Service participate in the management of these forests.

Slovenia is undoubtedly an example of good practice in sustainable, multifunctional and close-to-nature forest management and sustainable game management. With its experience, Slovenia assists the EU accession country in preparing strategic and other implementing acts, which are also the basis for the absorption of funds from the EU pre-accession assistance IPARD III (2021–2027) under the measure for promoting sustainable and multifunctional management of forests and forest areas.