A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): ‘Mission possible’

A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): ‘Mission possible’
2020. ‘Mission Possible’, Sinja(je)vina, Montenegro © Latte Creative & Land Rights Now with the support of Wake Up Films, Save Sinjajevina Association, International Land Coalition, ICCA Consortium, Common Lands Network and numerous other individual citizens

A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): ‘Mission possible’

Local communities protection

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Their battle is everybody’s battle, for there aren’t many places left where nature and culture flourish in a symbiotic bond as they do in Sinja(je)vina. If the area is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Tara River Basin and borders two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, why isn’t it treated as such? Why destroy Sinja(je)vina or ignore local communities’ conservation capacity, challenging it’s overwhelming resilience, instead of learning from its people on how to protect not only one specific ecosystem, but, in fact, our entire planet?

December 5 2020, in the middle of subzero temperatures and hostile climatic conditions, the communities prevailed once again. After 51 days of a protest camp built up by local community members and rights’ groups in the heart of the Sinja(je)vina military camp, the planned military trainings were canceled and the new defense minister of Montenegro announced that it is going to reevaluate its military training ground plan.