22. 4. 2017Ljubljana, 22 April 2017 – World Earth Day reminds us that everybody, governmental and non-governmental institutions and individuals alike, should daily strive for sustainably oriented development, a healthy environment and living, and a planet with a friendlier environment and climate. To preserve the environment in a favourable condition and ensure a good quality of life, it is necessary that we respect the limits the natural environment itself sets. Moreover, respecting these limits offers opportunities that, among other things, are reflected in the growing number of examples of good practice associated with t...
4. 4. 2017Ljubljana, 4 April 2017 – Slovenia has been very successful in the 2016 call for proposals for LIFE grants, as 7 of the 14 submitted proposals have been accepted for the next phase of the selection process. These excellent results from our applicants are encouraging for the team behind the LIFE Capacity Building Slovenia project, which the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning has been implementing for over a year.The purpose of the project is to improve Slovenia's success rate in obtaining LIFE action grants.The project proposals for LIFE grants are selected in two phases. In th... More »
22. 3. 2017Ljubljana, 22 March 2017 - World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action on water issues. In 2017, the theme is wastewater and the campaign, 'Why waste water?', is about reducing and reusing wastewater.Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.3 requires us by 2030 to "improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and mini¬mizing release of hazardous chemicals and materi¬als, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe re¬use globally."Progress towards target 6.3 will also help achieve the SDGs on health and well-being (SDG 3), safe water and san...
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.