Biodiversity makes you rich

28 July 2009 | Audio

Zasavica National Reserve in Serbia is home to 180 species of birds and more than 600 different plants. The high water quality has attracted fresh-water jellyfish and sponges, species not likely to swim in even slightly contaminated habitats.

But what is being done to make sure future development of the area does not come at the cost of biodiversity loss?

Slobodan Puzovic, Provincial Secretary for Environmental Protection at the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in Serbia, speaks about the wetland restoration projects and the work with local communities.