Exploring the Natural World of the Balkan Peninsula
Video Segments

These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. The video segments can be adapted for any grade level. Stream the video segments from the players below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan Exploring the Natural World of the Balkan Peninsula (Grades 9-12).

Excerpts from the NATURE episode, Wild Balkans.

Danube Delta (Delta Dunarii)



Kopacki Rit

Skadar Lake


Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments:
(Note: To download a video, right click on the video title and click “Save Link As…’ or “Save Target As…”. On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)

1. Danube Delta (Delta Dunarii)
A close look at the Danube Delta (Delta Dunarii), Europe’s most extensive wetland.

2. Dobrudza
A look at the dry and stony region of Dobrudza.

3. Durmitor
A look at the wildlife and terrain of Durmitor region of the Balkans.

4. Kopacki Rit
A look at Kopacki Rit, one of Europe’s most extensive and important wetlands.

5. Skadar Lake
A look at Skadar Lake, the largest lake in the Balkans.

6. Tikves
A look at the terrain and the vultures & other inhabitants of the desolate, mountainous region of Tikves.

  • Dime Melovski

    Dear sir/madam
    I’m currently working on a project for conservation of the Balkan lynx. The project’s activities are tackled in the border region between Macedonia and Albania as this area is considered to be the stronghold of the lynx population. In one of your videos (the one for Durmitor Mt.) you are showing a lynx individual and referring to it as it is from Durmitor. I’m very much interested whether this lynx was actually photograph there and when is this footage made? It is very importan for the actual distributan of the Balkan lynx. We belive that the most northern distribution of the B.lynx is Mt. Prokletije (Albanian Alps). As we would like to include Kosovo and Montenegro in the further research of the area, it would be very informative to know if there are live individuals on Durmitor Mt. This will be a breakthrough in the B.lynx’ research in the area. Thank you in advance for your answer. For more information on the Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme, please visit: http://www.catsg.org/catsgportal/conservation-compendia/01_balkan-lynx-compendium/balkan-lynx-compendium.htm.

    Dime Melovski
    Macedonian Ecological Society

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