22. 9. 2016Ljubljana, 22 September 2016- On Friday, 16th September 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) organised a LIFE projects networking event and a press conference “Empowered towards better EU funding of our environment” in the premises of Slovenian Forestry Institute. Twenty-three Slovenian LIFE projects presented themselves at the event and were all welcomed by the Minister Irena Majcen. The event was organized as part of the LIFE Capacity Building Slovenia (LIFE CB SI).Julijana Lebez Lozej, the LIFE CB SI project leader, followed the minister by summarizing the ob... More »
8. 6. 2016Ljubljana, 8 June 2016 - A brown bear male from Slovenia has been released in the northern Spanish Pyrenees to help revive the brown bear population in the region.The ten-year-old bear, weighing around 200 kilograms, was taken from a reserve near the town of Postojna, SW, on Monday and released in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park after an 20-hour drive. Goiat is expected to replace Pyros, another brown bear male from Slovenia, which was introduced in the region around 20 years ago, to help ensure the species' survival in the region. The new bear is expected to produce offspring next year. He will be tracked by the op... 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.