Directorate for Nature
Divisions of the Directorate
Endangered and protected species of plants and animals
In Slovenia, one-fifth of higher plant species, more than four-fifths of all known amphibian and reptile species, and almost half of mammal species are on the red list of endangered species.
Natural features include in particular geological phenomena; minerals and fossils and mineral and fossil sites; surface and subsurface karst features; caves; gorges and other geomorphological phenomena; glaciers and glacial forms; springs; waterfalls; rapids; lakes; bogs; brooks and rivers and their banks; the coast; plant and animal species and exceptional specimens and habitats thereof; ecosystems; landscape; and designed landscape.
Nature parks, nature reserves and natural monuments
Protected areas include nature parks, nature reserves and natural monuments. Nature parks (i.e. wider protected areas under the law) are classified into national, regional and landscape parks. They are protected by the state, the municipalities, or the state and municipality together and are subject to special regimes and prohibitions.
Large carnivores in Slovenia are the brown bear, wolf and lynx. All three species are protected under Slovenian and European Union regulations. Coexistence with people is essential for their long-term conservation.
For nature lovers
We can benefit nature most by not disturbing plants and animals: we should not destroy their homes and habitats or prevent their movement and migration routes.