Projects

Projects

Population level management and conservation of brown bears in northern Dinaric Mountains and the Alps - LIFE DINALP BEAR (LIFE)

The project’s main objective focuses on establishing a more strategic territorial approach to the conservation, management, and monitoring of brown bear populations in Slovenia. Other important aims include decreasing human-bear...

Conservation of Natura 2000 sites Kočevsko (LIFE Kočevsko)

The project’s main objective is to re-establish favourable conservation status for five priority species listed in the Birds Directive (Tetrao urogallus, Bonasa bonasia, Dendrocopos leucotus, Picoides tridactylus, Haliaeetus...

LIFE for European forest genetic monitoring system - LIFEGENMON (LIFE)

The main aim of the LIFEGENMON project is to develop a system for forest genetic monitoring (FGM) to serve as an early-warning system to aid in the assessment of a species’ response to environmental change on a long-term temporal...

Riparian Ecosystem Restoration of the Lower Drava River in Slovenia (LIVEDRAVA)

The project aims to preserve and enlarge populations of species listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive (birds typical for lowland rivers) and Annex II of the Habitats Directive (fishes and beetles) by managing alluvial forest...

Natura 2000 Management programme for Slovenia for the period 2014-2020 (SI Natura2000 Management)

The main objective of the project is to prepare the 2014-2020 Natura 2000 Management Programme for Slovenia, which will be adopted by the government. The project also aims to: Integrate measures/solutions from the Natura...

Ljubljanica connects

The project aims to improve the coherence of Natura 2000 sites by restoring the functionality of the Ljubljanica River as a corridor linking two sites. It will achieve this by removing barriers to fish migration, enhancing and...

Preparatory inventory and activities for the designation of marine IBAs and SPAs for Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii in Slovenia

Preparatory inventory and activities for the designation of marine IBAs and SPAs for Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii in Slovenia(SIMARINE-NATURA) (2011-2015) Problems Unfavourable conservation status of the areaLack of...

Live Water - from Biodiversity to the Tap (AQUAVIVA) (2011-2014) (copy 1)

Effective public awareness campaigns can help halt loss of biodiversity and flagship species are frequently used in order to affect public attitudes towards ecosystems such as forests, oceans and rivers. The European otter (Lutra...

Improving the conservation status of nocturnal animals (moths and bats) by reducing the effect of artificial lighting at cultural heritage sites (Life at Night)

Light pollution is becoming an increasingly important problem that affects a large number of species. Many nocturnal animals are attracted to artificial lights, which confuses their orientation and often induces endless...

Man and Nature in Secovlje salt-pans (MANSALT)

European coastal habitats are often vulnerable to the effects of the expansion of tourism and recreation, the development of ports and industry, urbanisation and the invasion of alien species. Coastal habitats mainly depend on...

Conservation and management of freshwater wetlands in Slovenia (WETMAN)

European wetland habitats have strongly declined in the past two centuries and especially in the past few decades. In Slovenia, a lack of appropriate management over the last 50 years has led to wetland loss and degradation....

Conservation and surveillance of conservation status of wolf (Canis lupus) population in Slovenia (SloWolf)

The wolf (Canis lupus), is a large-carnivore species with a historically controversial relationship with humans. The wolf is an important species listed in conservation documents such as the EU Habitat Directive and the Bern...

Communication Suppport to Natura 2000 (Transition Facility)

In 2004, awareness on Natura 2000 on national level was regarded to be low. Thus the Ministry decided to launch a campaign on national level and to further strengthen the capacities of the communicators. The project started in...

Peatbogs in Triglav National Park

The Triglav National Park, not too far from the border with Italy, is a well known tourist site in Slovenia. Inside the park, on the Pokljuka plateau, there is an extensive area of peat bogs, a very special ecosystem, with raised...

Restoring and conserving habitats and birds in Škocjanski Zatok N.R.

Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve is the largest brackish wetland in Slovenia. It is located on the outskirts of the coastal city of Koper and consists of brackish lagoon surrounded by reedbeds and agricultural land which is to be...

Management plan and urgent actions for Veternik and Oslica high dry meadows

Dry meadows on Vetrnik and Oslica mountains are rare semi-natural habitat - the living space that in Europe is almoust extinct. In the European Union such special natural habitats are conserved within Natura 2000 - the network of...

Conservation of large Carnivores in Slovenia - Phase I (Ursus Arctos)

Slovenia is among the few European countries with a well-preserved population of brown bear (Ursus arctos), listed as a priority species in the Habitats Directive. The size of the brown bear population has increased in the last...

Conservation of endangered habitats / species in the future Karst Park

The Slovene Karst region, on the north-western ridge of the Dinaric Mountains, between Trieste, Gorizia and Postojna, is one of the richest areas in Slovenia in terms of biodiversity. A flat to hilly limestone area, with a rich...

Establishing long-term protection of Crex crex in Sloveni

Starting in January 2004 the Slovene ornithological organisation Društvo za opazovanje in proučevanje ptic Slovenije (DOPPS - BirdLife Slovenia) has started with a LIFE Nature III project entitled “Establishing long – term...

Conservation of endangered species and habitats in the Secovlje salt-pans Park

Salt production was in past centuries one of the main commercial enterprises of people living on the 46 km long Adriatic coast of Slovenia. But today this labour intensive activity is too costly and most salinas have been...

NATURA 2000 in Slovenia - management models and information system

One of the EU's major tasks is to conserve nature and to protect rare and endangered species. With the network of habitats of rare and endangered plant and animal species of European concern, all EU members have committed...

Conservation of otter population (Lutra lutra) in Goričko - phase 1

According to data collected so far in Slovenia the most continuous and viable population of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in the country seems to live in its north-eastern part, Goričko. It is of vital importance for its viability...

Intermittent Cerknica Lake

Slovenia is very rich in karstic landscape. Its turloughs (intermittent lakes) are listed in Annex I of the Habitat Directive and include Cerknica Lake, the largest turlough in Europe. Cerknica has a flood area that can reach up...

Conservation of the biodiversity of the Mura river in Slovenia

In October 2006, Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia, signed the contract with the EC LIFE office for the five-year project "Conservation of the biodiversity of the Mura river in Slovenia (BIOMURA)". The main aim of...


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