The project addresses the loss of biodiversity in Slovenian forests as a result of climate change and the exploitation of forests for economic gain. Biodiversity is key to the normal functioning of forest ecosystems. If the delicate balances within them are upset (due to climate change), the forest can no longer fulfil its primary function. Only biodiverse ecosystems can provide benefits to society – water and air filtration, carbon storage, soil retention, raw materials and social functions such as relaxation and recreation. One effective way to conserve biodiversity is to create protected areas or forest reserves. Forest reserves are natural forests that are left to develop naturally.

Project Partners:

CIPRA Slovenija, Association for the Protection of the Alps, DOPPS – Birdlife Slovenia, Focus

Project duration:

June 2023 – April 2024


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The project is funded by the European Union. The views and opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.