NGOs and Associations
The exact number of environmental NGOs registered in the Republic of Serbia is unknown. However, it is presumed to exceed 500. According to data from the Provincial Secretariat for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, there are 147 environmental NGOs registered in AP Vojvodina. Environmental NGOs account for 12% of the total number of NGOs in the Republic of Serbia.
The role of NGOs is important in all aspects of environmental protection and is especially recognized in awareness raising activities, through the provision of information to the public and promoting environmental protection, but also through highlighting environmental problems and the need to find solutions.
Moreover, several international NGOs dealing with the protection of nature and biodiversity are functioning actively in the Republic of Serbia, the most significant of which is the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), while the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is a regional organization present in the Republic of Serbia.