Project BBio - Sustainable development of border areas through conservation of indigenous breeds and the establishment of gene-centers in Buhovo and Biokovo.

Building of a multipurpose hall of the Buhovo Centre for the Preservation of Autochthonous Breeds Genome and Education – Široki Brijeg

 

Building of a multipurpose hall of the Buhovo Centre for the Preservation of Autochthonous Breeds Genome and Education – Široki Brijeg

 

BBio project supported the establishment of the Buhovo Centre for Preservation of the Autochthonous Breeds Genome and Education in the vicinity of Široki Brijeg, half-hour drive from Međugorje.

Association for Protection and Preservation of Autochthonous Breeds of Domestic Animals set the foundations for the centre and built barns with an area of 200m2, appropriately equipped for keeping of autochthonous animal breeds. Botanic garden of autochthonous fruits and vegetables, multipurpose hall and ecological-ethnological museum are envisaged as an integral part of the centre and are currently under construction. BBio project financially supported the building of the multipurpose hall, equipping the hall with furniture, computers and other electronic devices so that the hall could be used for holding of workshops, conferences, presentations and even exhibitions. Purpose of the centre is to prevent the disappearance of autochthonous breeds of domestic animals through their preservation within the Centre, by organising visits and educating children, students, university students, tourists and local population on the importance of agricultural and biological diversity for the human health and preservation of surrounding karst pastures. All visitors are thereby given an opportunity to meet 7 autochthonous breeds of domestic animals and enjoy watching them on karst pastures surrounding the Centre. Establishment of this Centre created the opportunity for development of cultural and rural tourism in the surrounding area of Široki Brijeg not far from Međugorje which is visited by around one million pilgrims each year!

 

 

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