3. 2. 2012Divača, 2 February - The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning marked World Wetlands Day at the Škocjan Caves Park on Thursday with a press conference presenting the pros and cons of tourism in wetlands. Tourism is a specia... More »
7. 12. 2011
Address by dr. Roko Zarnic, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia, at COP17/CMP7 in DurbanLjubljana, 7. december 2011 - Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, dr. Roko Žarnić said on ministry part of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the Uni... More »
17. 11. 2011Ljubljana, 16 November 2011 - Over 120 leading experts from 27 European states met at the three-day seminar entitled Forging Targets and Solutions for Rivers and Water Ecosystem Restoration in Urška Hall at the Ljubljana E... More »
20. 10. 2011Ljubljana, 17 October 2011 - Today, we are launching the 'Would you consider lighting one less candle this year?' campaign. This is one in a series of awareness-raising activities being implemented this year by the Ministry of the Environment an... More »
12. 7. 2011Ljubljana, 28 June 2011 – The concluding act of several years of efforts and cooperation of numerous experts and institutions took place on Monday, 27 June 2011, in Paris. At the annual session of the World Herit... More »Figure 1: Reconstructed pile-dwelling of Maharski Prekop near Ig, 4th millennium B.C. (source: Museum of Natural History, Igor Rehar)
Large Carnivores in Slovenia (brown bear, wolf, lynx)
In Slovenia, large forest complexes are preserved and large carnivores for whom adequate habitats no longer exist in many other countries, are present. Brown bear, grey wolf and Eurasian lynx are protected by national legislation and Habitats directive. The conditions are favourable for the vital populations of brown bear and wolf, while lynx is endangered. You can read more on projects and expert meetings here.
Natura 2000 is a comprehensive ecological network of areas designated by the European Union member states. Wild plants and animals and their habitats that are rare or endangered in Europe require protection. The main objective of the network is to conserve valuable biodiversity for future generations.