The map is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.


A right tributary of the Lim River, Bistrica spans a length of 26 kilometers. The river originates on the western slopes of Giljeva Mountain in Serbia. It flows across the Pešterska Plateau where it disappears underground before resurfacing at the bottom of the Đalovića Gorge.

The river continues flowing through a valley before it joins the Lim River north of Bijelo Polje. Throughout its course, the river supports a vast biodiversity and is in excellent ecological status, free from any pressures. This makes the river ideal for fly fishing, kayaking, and canyoning activities.

One of the most remarkable features of the Bistrica River are the Đalovića Gorge and the Đalovića Cave, a natural wonder carved in limestone. It is the largest and most beautiful cave system in Montenegro. Surrounded by pristine forests and crystal-clear waters of the Bistrica River, the cave features many typical cave ornaments that leave visitors breathless. The natural and geological values of the area were recognized in 1968 when the gorge was declared a monument of nature.

Today, efforts are underway to revise the old protection, gather new data, and expand the protection zones. By engaging local communities and ensuring good and sustainable management of the protected area, we can preserve one of Montenegro's most spectacular natural monuments.