A two-day TAIEX Workshop on the Conservation of Native Indigenous Animal Species is underway in Banja Luka, co-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Srpska. The aim of the workshop is to support the academic community, relevant institutions and breeders by presenting the best practice and experience from the European Union regarding protection and conservation of native indigenous species.
The conclusions to result from this TAIEX workshop can make a significant contribution to the conservation of native species – Buša cattle, Gatačko cattle, Pramenka sheep, Mangalica pig, Bosnian mountain horse, Bosnian donkey and hedge hen – which are endangered due to higher yielding species. On this occasion, experts from Italy and Croatia will present the experiences and legal regulations from their countries, EU regulations in this field, the role and importance as well as the rights and obligations of breeders' associations and organizations.
The workshop brought together representatives of the institutions and associations relevant to the field, i.e. representatives of the Institute of Genetic Resources, the Faculty of Agriculture of Banja Luka University, the Sheep Breeders' Association of the Republic of Srpska, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Brčko District Government, the Agrarian Payments Agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, the Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation, breeders from Gacko and Nevesinje and many others.