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Slovenia - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Fourth National Report



National Websites

Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The Karst areas (carbonate rocks) cover over 40 % of Slovenia. Approximately 10% of ferns and higher plants and 56% of vertebrates are endangered, including 64% of the 81 species of indigenous freshwater fish. The most threatened habitat types are wetlands in general, coastal and marine habitats, standing and running waters, subterranean habitats and dry and humid grasslands... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

Slovenia has established 47 National, Regional and Landscape Parks as well as Nature Reserves and Natural Monuments, which together account for 11.41% (Oct. 2006) of its total land area. Slovenia also has three marine protected areas, one World Heritage Site (Škocjanske jame), two MAB areas (Karst, the Julian Alps) and three Ramsar sites (Sečoveljske soline, Škocjanske jame, Cerkniško jezero z okolico)... More »

Percentage of Forest Cover

Forests in Slovenia cover 1, 213,424 ha and other wooded land 44,000 ha. This accounts for 59.8% of the country’s surface area

Implementation of the Convention

Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target

One of the main measures taken for the conservation of biodiversity in Slovenia is the sustainable use of resources. This is addressed through a variety of initiatives, including agri-environmental measures within the Rural Development Plan 2007-13, which aims to popularize farming practices that protect human health, ensure sustainable use of natural resources and preserve the biodiversity and characteristic features of the Slovenian landscapes... More »

Initiatives in Protected Areas

In April 2004, 35.5 % of the territory was proposed to be included in the Natura 2000 ecological network. Based on this proposal, an additional 5 % of the Slovenian territory is to be protected by 2008 and 10 % by 2014. The under-representation of aquatic and marine ecosystems in protected areas was addressed through the creation of the Strunjanske Soline Landscape Park and the proposal to include a number of marine and inland water ecosystems in the Natura 2000 network... More »

Initiatives for Article 8(j)

Smallholder farmers are involved through programmes of organic farming co-existence and through Natura 2000 public awareness programmes, but these activities are not directly related to GURTS. There are also programmes supporting traditional farming in protected areas.

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Robert Bolješić
CBD Primary NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
H.E. Mr. Andrej Logar
CBD Secondary NFP
Ms. Mateja Kocjan
CHM NFP
Ms. Martina Kačičnik Jančar
SBSTTA NFP
Dr. Katarina Groznik Zeiler
Protected Areas NFP
Dr. Peter Skoberne
GTI NFP, GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Ruth Rupreht
BCH NFP
Dr. Martin Batič
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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