This country is incredibly mountainous with 4 different mountain ranges lie in this country, and cover roughly 50% of the country. This will mean that this country will feature in a variety of mountain range pages. In the East of the country, the great Carpathian mountain chain also lies, along with the Balkan mountains chain. Finally the Rila-Rhodope mountain system lies in the far South of the country. This wide range of mountains, not surprisingly, mean that much of the country remains wild, meaning that the country could support large populations of various wildlife.


A view of mountains in Serbia


Wolves are not treated well, with these animals widely shot poisoned and trapped. As such, the remaining population of around 500 wild wolves, seems higher than we should expect. Increased tourism might well lead to a more nuanced discussion over these predators.

Bears are unfortunately even less healthy from a population standpoint in the country, with a population of 50-60. Never the less, if well treated, bear populations are capable of bouncing back relatively quickly. These bears form a bigger population with countries in the area. As such, genetically they are more healthy than these numbers might lead people to think.

Serbia contains part of the range of the Balkan Lynx which is spread across Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia and possibly even Northern Greece. Given that this entire population numbers only around 60-120 in size, it is incredibly rare.

The Balkan Lynx only has a population of 60-120 spread across Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia. There are also thought to be some in Serbia Montenegro and greece.(opens in a new tab)


Serbian wolves are clinging on in the country despite being treated poorly

Do add any sightings that you have to the map below. Our aim is to build up a picture of wild populations over time. As data starts to build up, only the last couple of days of sightings will remain in public (so as to not help hunters).

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We aim to connect with people working in wildlife tourism and conservation over time, these links will appear below the list of Serbia articles below (Currently there are none, but these will apear in the box below.

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