Bosnia & Herzegovina | Field diagnosis by collective internship – 2023

AIDA is taking part in a collective internship organised by AgroParisTech Montpellier as part of the specialised Master’s degree ‘Forest, Nature & Society’ . 16 French students, accompanied by four Bosnian students from the University of Sarajevo, had the task, during three weeks in the field (from 27 February to 17 March 2023), of drawing up a territorial-environmental diagnosis of the “poljes” (closed plains) of district 10 in southern BiH. They were also asked to make a suggestion on the most effective ‘label’ for protecting this hydrographic system of plains in a karstic region that make up a single watershed tiered from 1500 to 700 metres above sea level; and also to highlight possible elements of a management plan for the protection and development of this area.

This project is being carried out in partnership with a Bosnian NGO, the CZZS (Bosnian Centre for the Environment), and in particular its programme entitled “A sustainable future for the freshwater ecosystem of the Livansko polje in Bosnia & Herzegovina”. This programme is funded by the Donors’ Association for Freshwater Ecosystems and implemented jointly with the German grassroots environmental NGO EuroNatur.

Brief description of the internship (EN)

Internship report 2023 :

Environmental-territorial diagnosis of polje’s watershed systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

Case study of four karst poljes in Canton 10 (Duvanjsko, Glamočko, Kupreško
and Livanjsko )

This collective course was preceded by similar experiences in the region:

  • In the Peljsac peninsula and the islands of Mljet and Korcula, diagnosis of High Natural Value (HNV) agriculture (March 2017) : Internship Croatia (2017)