Even though online tools for communication have proven to be efficient, they cannot replace a face-to-face meeting. In mid-July, the project partners met in Stolac to discuss project progress and future plans. Slovenain team made a stop and a detour to Stolac, while travelling to Montenegro, in the frame of…

In the latest issue of the BirdLife International magazine (Jul-Sep 2021) you can read about the adventurous explorations of the extraordinarily rich subterranean life of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ongoing research efforts in the area include our SubBIOCODE project as well as work on rare freshwater cave-dwelling fish Delminichths ghetaldii, snails…

The Project SubBioCODE was presented at the 28th International Karstological School, as a part of the poster Facilitating the use of subterranean biodiversity data in nature conservation: examples from Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We emphasized the importance of gathering information in databases and conveying it to the stakeholders, policy-makers…

On 6th April 2021 Ester Premate held a lecture entitled “New challenges in the known area: example of Trebišnjica River, Bosnia and Herzegovina” as part of the monthly video lectures organised by Ljubljana Cave Exploration Society (DZRJL). She presented our SubBIOCODE project and recent fieldwork in the project area. You…

Our March 2021 field trip to Southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina will be presented on 6th April 2021, at 6 pm local time, as part of the monthly video lectures organised by Ljubljana Cave Exploration Society (DZRJL). Ester Premate from SubBioLab will present “New challenges in the known area: example of…

Finally, the Slovenian team travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 13th to 20th March 2021, eight SubBioLab members visited the project area in the Trebišnjica River basin, to sample springs and caves. Before our trip, we received valuable information about potentially interesting sites from Brian Lewarne (The Proteus Project), Gergely…

Members of the Center for Karst and Speleology went to sample the aquatic subterranean fauna on 29.1.2021 at two localities, the cave Tučevac and the cave Vruljak (at the entrance Vruljak 1) near Trebinje. We were unfortunately not able to enter any of the caves, due to recent high rainfalls…

We are progressing towards the goals of the project. Origin of subterranean fauna has ever since establishment of subterranean biology represented continuous enigma for the explorers of the underworld. Through the decades, this question has been answered for numerous subterranean taxa, but some groups are still waiting for the resolvement…

On 23rd December 2020, we had the opportunity to meet a new CEPF Programme Officer for the Balkans, Vedran Lučić. We thoroughly discussed the project SubBIOCODE, its aims and activities, as well as fieldwork challenges we faced with the corona virus pandemic. It was a nice and fruitful discussion, and…

In November 2020, we presented the project SubBIOCODE with a poster at the IV Symposium of Biologist and Ecologist of Republic Srpska with international participation – SBERS2020, organised by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Banja Luka. In the period from 12th to 14th November 2020, oral and poster…

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