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Nature conservation: An introduction

Since the first of May 2004 that Slovenia entered the EU, nature conservation policy changed drastically. Natura 2000 sites had to be pointed with help of animal and plant monitorings. Especially, the sites where species of the bird directive and the habitat directive were occuring, got special attention. Several policies had to be implemented like the habitat directive, the bird directive and the water directive. Although some proposed sites were excluded, because of wind and water power plants, nowadays most of the proposed sites are accepted. Therefore 35% of Slovenia consists now out of Natura 2000 sites.
Besides the Natura 2000 sites, some parks already existed in Slovenia. One of the most famous parks is the Triglav National Park.


(Photo: Eva Vukelic)