Dženeta interviewed by igrac: “Plitvice, natural treasure becomes victim of its own success”

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Pixabay)

Dženeta Hodžić spoke with igrac in light of world toilet day 2023 about her ethnographic research in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Waterfalls as far as the eyes can see, surrounded by a lush, green environment, cascade into 16 crystal clear and interconnected lakes. The emerald green of this pristine water creates a beautiful colour palette with the dense forest in the backdrop. Looking at the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, it is easy to grasp how this captivating site attracts more tourists every year. In 2022 alone, about 1.9 million people found their way to this park in Croatia (Stefan Siepman).

Read the whole story about why “the Park of 16 lakes” has a 17th lake, how groundwater problems are reaching the surface in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina; how it is important to think within natural borders like groundwater catchments and what tourists can do to improve the situation at Plitvice Lakes N.P. Click here (Author: Stefan Siepman).