A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): Protectors
Local communities protection
Local communities decided not to sit and wait in silence, to see how their millenary way of life is erased from the face of the earth in just one State decree. A heritage of immense natural and cultural value, which is part of the UNESCO Tara Biosphere Reserve, and took thousands of years to evolve across hundreds of generations of herders, may be destroyed in just a few years. Community members want to be involved in decisions concerning their territory, they want clear guarantees from the government that the region would be non-militarized and that they would not be alienated from their traditional way of life. More even… that they are supported and that they are promoted! With such a goal they seek powerful allies, and a chorus of voices to speak up with them, and save this unique place that they have cared for, from devastation or simple gradual disappearance.