LEGISLATION

22Nov

The National Park Sutjeska was established by the Law on National Park adopted by the Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in February 1962 (Official Gazette of BiH No. 5/62) Under the new Law on National Parks (Official Gazette of Republika Srpska No. 75/10) supervision of the management and operation of the Public Institutions National park “Sutjeska” is performed by the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska. The area of ​​17,250 hectares extends on the administrative territory of the three municipalities: Foca, Gacko and Kalinovik. The National Park Sutjeska is regulated in accordance with the standards and guidelines of IUCN (International Union for Nature Conservation, Category II) and the Law on the Protection of the Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of the Republic of Srpska.

On the basis of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, environmental protection is not institutionalized at the state level, but within the organizational structure of entity governments that have ministries dealing with environmental issues.

Based on the Law on National Parks of Republika Srpska (Official Gazette of Republika Srpska 75/10 of 13 July 2010), the National Park Sutjeska is organized as a public institution, which, in addition to managing natural and cultural-historical values, land, facilities and other immovable property owned by the Republic, transferred to management and use, in accordance with the law prescribed by the public service system and planning documents, performs the following tasks:

  • management, protection, cultivation, improvement of forests and forest lands, hunting and fishing fauna
  • organization and provision of tourist catering services
  • organization of research in the field of protection and development of the national park
  • presentation and popularization of the national park and its natural values and cultural and historical assets
  • organization of designing, construction and maintenance of facilities in the function of protection, promotion and presentation of natural and cultural historical assets of the national park, in accordance with the spatial plan of the area of the national park and the management plan adopted in accordance with the Law on Nature Protection
  • other activities of certain assets of a public institution
13.07.2010Law on National Parks of Republika Srpska

Assembly of Republika Srpska – Official Gazette 75/10

16.08.2002Law on Nature Protection

Assembly of Republika Srpska – Official Gazette 50/02

20.03.2008Law on Nature Protection – Amendments to the Law

Assembly of Republika Srpska – Official Gazette 34/08

12.07.2011Law on Tourism

Assembly of Republika Srpska – Official Gazette No. 70

25.11.2011Law on Air Protection

Assembly of Republika Srpska – Official Gazette No. 124/11

17.07.2008Law on Forests

Assembly of Republika Srpska – Official Gazette No. 75/08