Natural Monument “Ledenjača” Cave

    SpomenikPrirodePecinaLedenjaca

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    Area

    74,000 m2

    Manager

    Governmental Body “Tourism Organization of Foča Municipality”

    Location

    Foča

    Protected since 2015

    Category

    Nature monument- III

    Specifics

    “Ledenjača” cave in Miljevina is primarily important because of its archeological value. Early humans lived in the cave drawings, most likely from the Bronze Age, have been found near the entrance. The drawings found on the north and south side of the entrance have been produced in two ways: by etching lines or by punctuating groups of small dots. There are various interpretations of the drawings, such as that they represent a phallus, primitive tools or a simplified human.

    Current State

    A sign board has been erected as well as biking signposts from the direction of Foča and Miljevina. The access road is in a very bad state. At the entrance is a stone wall to prevent livestock from entering the cave. Drawings are not protected from weather which is why they are somewhat damaged.

    Allowed

    Scientific research, agricultural production in individual households, raising native deciduous species along with the preservation of native vegetation, construction of new facilities and conducting work with the aim to conserve and protect the natural heritage, keeping the current traffic routes with a possibility of paving roads to lead to a planned parking lot in order to make it possible to connect towns and special-purpose areas; street lighting in urban areas which can have exclusively landscape character.

    Prohibited

    Commercial exploitation of mineral and non-mineral raw materials, primary processing and reconcentration of raw materials except in cases of strategic interest that call for redefining environmental protection concerns , depositing of primary gangue and secondary tailings, as well as communal, industrial and other rubbish or the leftover soil from excavations at the protected areas; the construction of industrial, hydrotechnical, infrastructural and other facilities which might degrade the quality of the soil, waters, air, plant and living species environment, and the landscape’s beauty, cultural heritage and its surroundings; , to change the area’s land use designation, except for changes specified in the Manager’s program documents, the construction of agricultural homesteads’ facilities outside existing construction plots,  to collect fossil samples from geological profiles, destruction of forest complexes or divvying them up , ploughing of natural fields and pastures, planting, it is further prohibited to intentionally transplant or plant wild plants that are not native to the area’s wildlife, except in the case of erosion or landslide prevention;  collecting, use and destruction of all types of wild plants and animal species.

    Related documents

    ZAKON O ZAŠTITI PRIRODE REPUBLIKE SRPSKE
    ODLUKA O ZAŠTITI SPOMENIKA PRIRODE PEĆINA LEDENJAČA