Survey of forestry organizations and institutions in the Republic of Srpska, Federation of B&H, Republic of Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro

  • Dragan Čomić University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email: dragan.comic@sf.unibl.org
  • Nikola Škrbić email: nikolaskrbic87@gmail.com
  • Dženan Bećirović University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Forestry, Zagrebačka 20, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia i Herzegovina; email: becirovic.dzenan@gmail.com
  • Mirjana Milovanović email: mirjanamilovanovic@yahoo.com
Keywords: organizational structure of the forest sector, forestry organizations and institutions, legal framework for forestry

Abstract

This paper presents the results of research of organizational structures of production and business systems and institutions in forestry in the Republic of Srpska, Federation B&H, Republic of Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the current state of forests and forest land, ownership structure, number of employees and current legislation. Comparing the current organizational structure in these countries, we conclude that there is a need for initiating reorganization and compliance of organizational structures with the current needs and available material and human resources, which represents one of the keys to a successful, efficient and sustainable forest management. This paper presents current condition of forests and forest land, ownership structure, organizational structures of the relevant ministries, forest administration, public forest enterprises, basic legal framework, as well as comparative analysis of all of these elements in the analyzed countries.

Published
2013-06-30
Section
Original Scientific Papers