The »Trebinje Proteus Observatorium and Proteus Rescue and Care Facility«, Bosnia and Herzegovina


  • Brian Lewarne Director of the »Proteus Projects in Bosnia & Hercegovina« and Honorary Science Officer of the Devon Karst Research Society, Library & Office, 46, Morley Court, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1SJ







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Gergely B, Lewarne B. 2017. Observations on the olm Proteus anguinus population of the Vrelo Vruljak System (Eastern Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Natura Sloveniae. 19(1): 39-41.

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Lewarne B, Balázs G, Smith RP. 2010. Spelaeobiologica Bosniæ et Hercegovinæ Monographs in speleobiology and the conservation-management of karst conduit aquifer ecosystems in the Dinaric Karst of Eastern Hercegovina, Bosnia & Hercegovina. Plymouth: Devon Karst Research Society. Vol. 1, The Vrelo »Vruljak« (Gorica) hypogean part ecosystem, an interim description and hypogean bio-inventory together with an outline of its current conservation-management problems; pp. 7-14.

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How to Cite

Lewarne, B. (2018). The »Trebinje Proteus Observatorium and Proteus Rescue and Care Facility«, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Natura Sloveniae, 20(2), 73-75.