SALINE HABITATS AS UNDISCOVERED ECOTOURISM ATTRACTIONS

  • Milica Luković University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja
  • Zora Dajić Stevanović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade
Keywords: saline habitats, ecotourism, local economy diversification

Abstract

Saline habitats are primarily lined to arid and semi-arid areas, but today, it is noted an increasing percentage of salt affected soils in the world. Inland (continental) saline habitats, as a type of intrazonal and very rare ecosystems, represent a real challenge in utilization in terms of systematic ecological research and applicative aspects of sustainable agriculture activities, nature-based tourism, educational tours and special gastronomy offer. In the Republic of Serbia, saline habitats are primarily distributed in the northern part of the country, in Vojvodina’s Pannonian Plain, but they are also found south of the Sava and Danube rivers, where they occur sporadically in the form of fragments or smaller localities in the central and southern Serbia. The main aim of this study is to present rare and untypical ecosystems, such as the saline habitats in light of their possible sustainable utilization through a socio-economic-ecological system for utilization in nature-based tourism and to raise the options for economic diversification in local communities.

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Published
2020-09-05
How to Cite
Luković, M., & Dajić Stevanović, Z. (2020). SALINE HABITATS AS UNDISCOVERED ECOTOURISM ATTRACTIONS. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 5(2), 246-263. Retrieved from http://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/372