This workcamp directly contributes to the sustainable tourism in the Special Nature Reserve Kraljevac. The volunteers will reconstruct picnic areas, construct the Eco trail (brushing and painting), cut and remove invasive plant species, make two small bridges and rubbish bins with a help of professionals, arrange the indoors and paint walls of the Visitors’ Center. The volunteers will present the results of the workcamp to the general public at the Reserve’s Open Day.
Accommodation will be provided in the Research and Education Center of the Special Nature Reserve “Kraljevac“, in twin rooms and 6-bed dorm with shared facilities (toilets, showers and kitchen) in the Visitors’ Center. Sheets and pillows will be provided. The volunteers will prepare meals, from the ingredients provided by the organizer.
On the outskirts of Deliblatska Pescara (Deliblato sands, the only remaining desert in Europe http://www.serbia.com/visit-serbia/natural-beauties/unique-nature/deliblato-sands-the-european-sahara/), in the midst of the Vojvodina plains, in the picturesque village of Deliblato, lies an oasis of peace and tranquillity, the Special Nature Reserve Kraljevac. Lake Kraljevac with its floating and permanently anchored islands, surrounding reed beds, woodlands, meadows, and pastures supports a rich diversity of plant and animal life. http://srpkraljevac.rs/en/2015/10/18/snr–kraljevac/
Volunteers in the Reserve can enjoy sport fishing and other leisure activities, such as rowing and swimming in the clean and peaceful waters of Lake Kraljevac, hiking, birdwatching, nature photography, painting, as well as sport fishing. During the Eco camp two field trips will be organised, to the recently declared protected area of meandering rivers Karas Nera situated at the border with Romania and to the Special Nature Reserve Deliblatska Pescara, the largest sand–steppe area in Europe.
During the workcamp, series of workshops will be organised covering a variety of environmental issues, nature conservation and basic carpentry techniques.
The Sport Fishing Association “Deliblatsko Jezero”, a local NGO from Deliblato, is the manager of the Special Nature Reserve Kraljevac, with the special initiative to engage youngsters and youth in the active nature conservation. The Reserve was declared “the first category protected area of greatest national importance” in 2009. The Sport Fishing Association “Deliblatsko Jezero” protects its biodiversity, maintains order in the Reserve and organizes the Park Ranger Service. This workcamp is going to be organized for the seventh time.
Volunteers should be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions.