22. 4. 2016Ljubljana, 22. April 2016 - Today, on 22nd April, we celebrate Earth Day. On this occasion, people should become even more aware of the beauty, vulnerability and temporality of our planet and of the results of human actions for its benefit. We are also reminded of the importance of protecting our environment by today’s Car-Free Day. The purpose of this day is to encourage everyone to go to school, work or run errands by foot, by bike, or by public transport instead of taking the car, and do something good for our health and the health of the environment.This year’s Earth Day emphasises the importance ... More »
15. 4. 2016Amsterdam, 15 April 2016 – The Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Irena Majcen, and the Minister of Infrastructure, Peter Gašperšič, attended the informal meeting of environment and transport ministers organised by the Dutch EU Council Presidency in Amsterdam. Innovating for the future, in particular, smart and green solutions for sustainable transport, were the main topics of the meeting that ended today. Green mobility was on the agenda of the environment ministers on the first day, while in a separate meeting the transport ministers discussed smart mobility, more specifically, sel...
11. 3. 2016Ljubljana, 11 March 2016 – The Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Irena Majcen, and the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr. Karmenu Vella, accompanied by the Mayor of Vrhnika, Stojan Jakin, visited the Vrhnika municipal utility company. They were shown an example of good waste management practices and the introduction of washable diapers in the Vrhnika nursery school; in addition, they also visited the Depo store, which sells used, repurposed and transformed items.The Vrhnika municipal utility company organises relevant lectures ... More »
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.