Pablo Domínguez spoke also in the WSF webinars ‘Global NATO – All Countries Are Affected’ and in ‘Military Bases: Environment and Geostrategic Impacts’
Montenegro’s military — and maybe NATO — want the Sinjajevina Highlands for maneuvers; traditional herding communities want these biodiverse alpine pasturelands conserved.
by John C. Cannon on 18 January 2021
by Pablo Dominguez, 11 January 2021
After a mobile blockade lasting almost two months, a small group of traditional herders and activists has successfully repelled NATO and the Montenegrin military’s efforts to occupy the territory of Sinjajevina in Montenegro – the largest mountain grassland in the Balkans and the second in Europe.
In an archetypal David and Goliath encounter, Sinjajenivan herders have braved and adapted to COVID-19 lockdowns, driving snow and sub-zero temperatures to keep numerous military incursions at bay.