THE ECO-TOURISM

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POTENTIALS OF THE ECO-TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

Bardaca has always represented a significant sorce of natural resources, but with exaggerated, unplanned and uncoordinated use it has became endangered eco-system. That is the reason why the question of use of these resources and policy development in this area was imposed.    

Tourism development on Bardaca, in unpolluted natural environment, with expressed individualization of touristical demand and its significant concentration on non-standard touristical products, represents one of the basic applications of such concept of sustainable tourism development.   

In order to make the touristical product of rural tourism as contribution to sustainable tourism development, it is necessary to be locally controlled, of a small range, established on the authenticity, with the price which should maximize economical effects for local population, with maintaining of the exclusive values, status and promotion, which is emphasizing real excpectations from product use. It should include the accommodation at local-rural family, visiting places with working activities in the village (farms, folk diligence, etc.), participation in everydays' activities in a free time, degustation of local food and familiarizing with preparation of the traditional local specialities, conversation with older members of local community about life of the village in the past.

Positioning of touristical product of the villages in Bardaca area is established on the preserving of natural environment, touristical product diversity, wealth in cultural inheritance of the village (architecture, tradition, old craft products), hospitality and cordiality of the inhabitants.

Speccial developing chance can be realized by development and popularization of agrotourism, which represents a new trend in tourism, oriented on the small farmers, its property and traditional knowledge, tools and skills.

The aim of agrotourism is to help the development of the rural areas, which are under the high pressure of modern agricultural production and pollution from agriculture, so the traditionalism and authenticity of that area can be preserved.  

It is possible to realize many forms of tourism on Bardaca, but all of them should be well planned and coordinated with needs of local community and environmental protection on Bardaca. 

ART-ECOLOGIC COLONY ON BARDACA

Since 1983 there is art-ecologic colony taking place in Bardaca. The basis of activity of the art-eco colony is an open association of artists of all artistic persuasions, who through their activities are participating in the formation of a new view of the world in which we live. As a result of this colony there are over 300 art pieces done in different art techniques.  

ARHEOLOGICAL VALUES OF THE WIDER AREA OF BARDACA

On the wider area of Bardaca, that is Srbac Community and Gradiska, several interesting archeological locations have been registered till now and the most significant is Donja Dolina.

            According to the type of archeological treasure, the most numerous are settlements and earthen fortress, which date from the different time-historical periods.

It have been registered 27 pre-historic, 4 classical and 14 medieval localities, which are exposed to danger of ruining and complete disappearance.

This huge, unprotected archeological treasure testifies about tumultuous past of different civilizations and cultures on this area, their temporality and dissapearance.

On the other side, their state shows indifference of the present civilization, to preserve and to protect that treasure, on the best possible way, from ruining and to find the place for it in different aspects of life, such as tourism, culture, education, etc.