Bosnia and Herzegovina is very mountainous and much of the landscape is covered with forests. Although there is only a short coastline there is no shortage of rivers, lakes and springs.
Hutovo Blato Nature Park is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Wildlife is protected in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Nature Reserves and National Parks such as Kozara and Sutjeska. Bears inhabit the higher mountain slopes and lynx are found in coniferous forests. The country’s rivers and lakes are home to a number of species of fish and attract many birds; numerous birds live in the Hutovo Blato Nature Reserve.
Although some areas remain closed for public access, nature in Bosnia and Herzegovina is full of surprises and the diversity of habitats from the Sava river in the North to the adriatic coast in the South is simply stunning.