At the International Conference on Cross-border cooperation of Dinaric Arc held on 29.06 – 1.07 2010 , in order to preserve biological diversity of cross-border areas and encourage sustainable development in accordance with the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas, following conclusions were adopted:
Dinaric Arc is one of the most important regions with regard to a richness of biodiversity in Europe and deserves a customized approach to the organization of institutional and non-institutional nature protection.
Cross-border areas that can serve as a pilot project to establish cross-border regional parks are defined. Working bodies will be established for developing mechanisms for cooperation in selected cross-border areas, which includes representatives of government at local and national level for the: Neretva River Delta, Mount Dinara, Plitvice Lakes - Una NP, NP Durmitor - Sutjeska NP, NP Tara - Drina, and Prokletije. Working Bodies will collect and consolidate the existing forms and results of cooperation with members of the Dinaric Arc Initiatives: UNESCO, UNDP, UNEP, FAO, IUCN, REC, WWF, SNV, ECNC, EURONATUR.
In the next period a pilot project will be developed to establish one regional park and expert basis will be established for its validation as a future model of cross-border nature conservation and a model of sustainable development.
Particular emphasis in the work of established institutions will be on using natural and cultural resources of the Dinaric Arc and its integration in order to develop sustainable tourism.