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Why travel with Monticola?

Monticola Ltd. offers bird-watching tours and different types of ecotourism activities in Montenegro and the surrounding countries.

We offer specially catered, high-quality birding tours, and different types of ecotourism activities in Montenegro and surrounding countries, led by knowledgeable and experienced guides, passionate nature lovers. We cooperate with local tourism stakeholders, all with the aim to provide you with an authentic experience while supporting the local economy. We believe that environment-friendly tourism can help to improve the life of local communities, as well as raise awareness of the importance of nature conservation.

Monticola Ltd. is owned by CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro). This means that the entire profits of the company flow into bird and nature conservation. This model enables the development of strong local ecotourism operators and a funding-generating mechanism for BirdLife partners. By taking part in tours we organize, you support environmental conservation activities run by CZIP.

Monticola Ltd. legally operates under License No. 594, issued by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

 

CZIP

Center for Protection and Research of Birds (CZIP) is an NGO that was founded in the year of 2000 by the group of passionate ornithologists from the Republic Institute for Nature Protection, Natural History Museum, PE National Parks, and students of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Podgorica.

The mission of CZIP is to protect birds and other animal and plant species, their habitats, to conduct monitoring of biodiversity of Montenegro, to educate citizens, to popularise and promote scientific research, as well as to cooperate with other organizations involved in nature protection. Our ultimate goal is to achieve harmony between people and nature as well as development based on the principles of sustainable use of resources.

Over the years we successfully implemented a huge number of environmental-related projects, and for that, we received Green Star in 2013, an award for public engagement and completed projects given by the Environmental Protection Agency, Aarhus Centers of Montenegro, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation – OSCE.

CZIP is a member of several NGO networks and we are signatories of the Memorandum of Cooperation with Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development, Saltworks “Bajo Sekulić” Ulcinj, TO Ulcinj, Office for Sustainable Development, Municipality of Plužine, and Municipality of Tivat. CZIP is also a proud member of IUCN and BirdLife International.

Meet our team

It was pretty rainy during the trip, which was a pity. The programme was planned very well and in addition to nature we saw also interesting cultural sites. The guides were all the time positive and active. Thank you all! Riitta
Good and friendly guides, Boat trip in Skadar Lake, Hotel Venetsia , visiting Donkey center Ryhänen

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