Turizam Volume 19, Issue 3-4
VALUE OF CHAMOIS (RUPICAPRA RUPICAPRA L.) TROPHIES AS A PART OF HUNTING TOURISM OFFER IN THE NATIONAL PARK TARA (SERBIA)
Authors: Igor Ponjiger, Dajana Lulić, Milutin Kovačević, Milan Malinić
Abstract: Chamois dispersion and population in Serbia today is relatively small in contrast to many suitable habitats across the country. One of the last stable populations can be found in the Tara Mountain. It is also one of the last places in Serbia where hunting tourists can hunt chamois. Considering that, it can be said that Tara chamois population can represent an important attracting factor for hunting tourists, both domestic and foreign. This paper analyses the significance of this population on the increase of variety of hunting tourism offer on TaraMountain, but also in Serbia. Also, the values of trophies realized through hunting tourism are analyzed in terms of keeping track of the demand, but also as a way to monitor the population so it remains preserved in the future.
Keywords: chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra, game trophy, hunting tourism, National park Tara
Received: August 2015 | Accepted: September 2015