Our vision is to re-establish the Salina as an important part of the life of the people of Ulcinj in Montenegro.
For those interested in wildlife and culture, the Salina is a big attraction. As soon as it is back in operation, the Salina will offer a whole range of development opportunities: from the sale and extraction of salt, to wildlife tourism, to a virtually limitless range of imaginative small business models. We have brought together some ideas which you will find in the picture Gallery below the voices from Ulcinj.
Voices from Ulcinj:
All pictures shown above:
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“We had 80 years of tradition to learn how to produce salt, and what salt means to this region. … Without salt production this place will die, it won´t excist any more“ Aleksandar Perović – biologist
“The Salina had a great value, it gave back benefits, but they are losing it.“ Luka Donović – shepherd
“We used to drink water directly from Bojana River. Now it is polluted. It is contaminated … A lot of tourists visit during summer, … They leave a lot of trash, and we have to pick it up. We don´t have the capacity to clean it all.“ Mahmud Karastanović
“We used to say that we could go out into the center of Belgrad with our workwear. You could also attend a wedding in these work suits, guaranteed!“ Smail Kaja – former Salt Worker
“Construction is going on and destruction of nature is happening. … Lots of people come to take pictures of birds. They are rare, found only in the Salina here“ Bucko Selčanin
Video: Ulcinj Salina – The Endangered Treasure of Ulcinj
Interview with Mr. Djuric, former salt worker in the Saline Ulcinj
Pavle Djuric is the oldest man to sign the national petition for the protection of the Salina Ulcinj. In the interview he talks about the time as a salt worker and his hopes for the future of the salina.
© Aleksandar Miladinović, BBC Serbia
This music video has been made by MSJA together with several montenegrin artists:
Dedicated to the incredible peace of earth, the unique and endangered Ulcinj Salina, the so called “biggest bird-airport” in the Mediterranean. Over 260 species of birds rest & bread here and it is their last “fueling station” on their way to Africa and vice versa to Siberia.
Salina Ulcinj – values for ecotourism
A short documentary made by CZIP about the Salina Ulcinj and possible usages and values for the region.