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Natura 2000 in Slovenia

The European Union declared 21 May European Natura 2000 Day. Natura 2000 is a European network of special protected areas. Slovenia is one of the countries with the highest biodiversity in Europe.

Lake Cerknica

Lake Cerknica | Author Anže Malovrh, STA

Slovenia has 355 Natura 2000 sites, of which 324 are designated under the Habitats Directive and 31 under the Birds Directive. Natura 2000 sites cover 37 % of Slovenia's territory. Only in the area of Lake Cerknica there is 276 bird species have been observed - one half of all European species.