The climate as tourist value of the natural resource Jahorina

  • Slavko Kujundžić Pale Municipality, Administrative Department
  • Zoran Govedar University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email:
Keywords: natural resource, climate, tourist valorization


The natural resource of Jahorina represents a very important natural potential located in southeast part of Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has diverse natural resources suitable for life of people and economic development of settlements in the surrounding among which are the most important forests and forest soil, water resources, mountain peaks and slopes in combination with relief in the shape of steps. Combination of different shapes of relief is exceptionally favourable for development of winter tourism which has contributed that Jahorina becomes the most famous winter center in this part of Europe. Development of tourism was not accompanied by appropriate measures of protection of the area even apart from the authorized authorities(1949, 1954, 1997). The final kind of protection, by Comission for conservation of the national monuments of BIH, after the war has been the natural resource of Jahorina, without defined scope and level of protection. Among natural resources which contribute to the development of tourism, and especially winter tourism, the climate has a very important part. The climate is an important natural factor in tourist valorization of the natural resource of Jahorina especially as a direct tourist value.

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