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Balkan Lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus)

The Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus) is a subspecies of the beautiful and misterious Eurasian lynx. There are just a few individuals living in the Western part of the Balkan peninsula. However, scientists and activists are trying their best to study, preserve and protect the species. Sharr mountain is said to be home of the Balkan lynx.… Continue reading Balkan Lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus)

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Sharr Cheese – the cheese from the Sharr mountains

Somewhere in the Balkans, far-off in a beautiful nature described with the dry words "mountains, rivers, lakes", a surprising protagonists has become a key component of the landscape: the sheep. We are talking about the Sharr mountains, or Šar Planina in Serbian. And it is because of these mountains that this animal is also called… Continue reading Sharr Cheese – the cheese from the Sharr mountains

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Common plant species – recognition and usage

The short-term EVS volunteers Dunja from Croatia and Liubov from Russia from the Mountain spirit project in Brezovica, Sharr mountain, documented several plant species and tried to find out more about how you can use them. In our previous blog posts you can read about the medicinal plants of Sharr, other herbal activities of the… Continue reading Common plant species – recognition and usage

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Trash article (short-term EVS) – Sharr mountains

Winter visitors to Brezovica Ski Resort would probably be surprised to learn that the pristine white snow they spend all day gliding over actually masks a dark secret -  trash. Tons and tons of trash. Trash from restaurants. Trash from itinerant workers. And trash from those very tourists who keep this part of the mountain’s… Continue reading Trash article (short-term EVS) – Sharr mountains

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Park action with short-term volunteers – Brezovica

Our EVS group, along with members of GAIA, some local volunteers and the participants of the Art Colony within the Youth for Sharr gathering (project supported by RYCO), got together to spruce up the local playpark in Brezovica. Situated right next to a school, you might expect well-tended grass, cheerful decorations, a large play area and… Continue reading Park action with short-term volunteers – Brezovica