Bijambare Protected Area
– Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Protected landscape "Bijambare" is located on the northeast slopes of the Canton Sarajevo, near Nisicka plateau. To the west and north there are undulating mountain meadows, and to the south and east are dense forests, mostly coniferous while at several places there are rocky limestone ridges.

 

Landscape “Bijambare” is well known for its biological diversity. There are more than 800 species of vascular plants, numerous species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, molluscs, insects and etc. Because of its position in a Karst region, this area is copious with phenomena such as karst depressions, sinkholes and caves. Moreover, “Bijambare” has eight caves, but only the Middle cave is adapted, lit and open to visitors. The cave is famous for its rare and unusual jewelry - stalactites, stalagmites, cave draperies or curtains, as well as cave baths or tufa formed as water retracted over the layers of calcium carbonate and clay. The protected landscape covers an area of ​​497 hectares.

 

Protected landscape “Bijambare” is under the responsibility and the protection of the Cantonal institution for the protected areas - responsible for fulfilling nature conservation duties and tasks. Since Bosnia and Herzegovina, is not still a part of the European Union, nature protection law is on the national level. Beside the protected area “Bijambare”, a Cantonal institution for the protected areas is also responsible for the protection and management of following protected areas: Nature monument – Vrelo Bosne, Nature monument – Skakavac and Protected landscape – Trebević.

  

Contact information

Cantonal institution for protected areas

Bijambare bb, Nisici, Canton Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contact person: Ms  Harita Čolaković, Forest Engineer

Phone/Fax: +387(0)33 201-112

Web: www.zppks.ba/bijambare/o-podrucju 

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 Bijambare. Photo: A. Dervisevic
 Bijambare. Photo: E. Murativic
 Cave in Bijambare. Photo: E. Muratovic
 Bijambare. Photo: M. Skopljak
 Bijambare. Photo: M. Borovic