20. 3. 2017Bled, 16 March 2017 – The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP), in collaboration with the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO) and the Slovenian Water Agency, is hosting the 15th regular meeting of the standing working group of experts on geographic information systems (PEG GIS), operating within the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC). The working meeting is focused on the collection and organisation of data on water management. Members of the expert group (representatives of four countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and the representa...
3. 3. 2017Ljubljana, 3 March, 2017 - This year, 3 March, being World Wildlife Day, is dedicated to young people and their engagement in wildlife conservation under the theme "Listen to the Young Voices". At the end of 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March as UN World Wildlife Day. On this day in 1973, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (the CITES Convention) was adopted in Washington.Young people in Slovenia have already proved many times that they take care of the nature and environment of Slovenia. Protected areas, awareness-raising and the engagement ... More »
1. 3. 2017
Environment Council confirms the general approach regarding revision of the eu greenhouse gas emissions trading directiveLjubljana, 1 March 2017 - A meeting of the Environment Council was held yesterday in Brussels, the first such meeting held during Malta's Presidency. The meeting was, to a large extent, dedicated to negotiations with a view to agreeing on a general approach regarding the proposal for a directive on greenhouse gas emissions trading in the EU; the ministers managed to arrive at a compromise on a general approach enabling the beginning of negotiations with the European Parliament in order to reach an agreement in the first reading. As usual, at this spring...
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.