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Slovenia - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Fourth National Report



National Websites

Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

Slovenia is situated in the southern part of central Europe where four biogeographic regions meet (the Alps, Pannonian Plain, Dinaric Mountains and the Mediterranean), forming a large variety of eco-regions and habitats. The country’s territory comprises 20,254 km2, with 40% covered by karst areas and 16% by quaternary sediments... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The main threats to biodiversity are driven by anthropogenic activities which result in habitat fragmentation and ecosystem degradation. The most prominent of these anthropogenic threats are the pressures caused by urbanization and the non-sustainable use of wetland ecosystems, inland waters, coastal and marine ecosystems, subterranean ecosystems and extensively cultivated cultural landscapes... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

Adopted in 2001, the first NBSAP’s overall objective was to gradually achieve a long-term vision by implementing a range of measures at all levels of operation. An updated NBSAP is currently in preparation and will cover all relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets tailored to national circumstances. Its adoption is scheduled in 2015... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

In 2014, a separate budget line was established to support the activities for implementing the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. In relation to Aichi Biodiversity Target 2, biodiversity has been relatively succesfully mainstreamed into relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and programmes (this will continue to be one of the key targets of the revised NBSAP)... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The Republic of Slovenia is a Party to all biodiversity-related MEAs concerned (Bern Convention, CBD, CITES, CMS (including relevant Agreements), International Whaling Commission (IWC), Ramsar Convention, World Heritage Convention). In 2004, Slovenia became a Member State of the EU and thus undertook commitments for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in accordance with the acquis of the Union... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

At the national level, the Biodiversity Working Group of the Council for Sustainable Development monitors to what degree the objectives of the NBSAP have been achieved. This working group is approved by the Council (following a proposal submitted by the Government). The Biodiversity Working Group also proposes amendments to the NBSAP... More »

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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