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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Antonia*
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-27T10:06:29Z
dc.date.available2016-01-27T10:06:29Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationYoung A (2008) A section of the IUCN European Green Belt: The cross-border peace park (Albania/Montenegro/Kosovo). Zivotna sredina ka Evropi – Environment for Europe (EnE08) 4th Regional Conference. June 2008. The Chamber of Commerce, Belgrade, Serbiaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7723
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractNelson Mandela, speaking of peace parks said “I know of no political movement, no philosophy, no ideology, which does not agree with the concept of peace parks … in a world beset by conflict and division peace is one of the cornerstones of the future … in the entire world” The IUCN publication, Transboundary Protected Areas for Peace and Co-operation[1], lists over 600 such regions and defines Parks for Peace as: “transboundary protected areas that are formally dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and to the promotion of peace and co-operation”. The single Prokletije mountain range is divided by three borders. It is one of the most beautiful and untouched areas of high natural habitat in Europe. One of the aims here is to preserve this most outstanding area of natural beauty and value, as well as making a contribution towards peace and stability in the region, promoting the growth of community between ethnic and religious groups. Interest in a peace park for this area has already been activated in Belgrade, Peć, Plav, Podgorica, Shkodra, Tirana, Plav and elsewhere, although, as Franz Stummann observed, “Politicians don’t see what’s happening on the borders” [2]. It has been said that "borders constitute the main cause of wars ... neighboring countries are the most prone to fight. The danger of violence creeps around borders" [3]. Despite considerable skepticism initially, a "peace park", covering a wide geographical area has been developing for the past decade in the area surrounding the meeting point in the high remote mountains of Kosovo/Albania/Montenegro. Each of these aspire to EU membership. There are already many people, NGOs, local and national authorities working on ongoing relevant projects within the area, as well as dialoguing, across the borders.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights(c) 2008 Young, A. All rights reserved. Full-text reproduced with permission from the author.en_US
dc.subjectICUN European Green Belt; Peace park; Albania; Montenegro; Kosovoen_US
dc.titleA section of the ICUN European Green Belt: the cross-border peace park (Albania/Montenegro/Kosovo)en_US
dc.status.refereedNoen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
dc.type.versionfinal draft paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T14:48:49Z


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