Here are some links to useful websites about Slovenian nature, the natural heritage and interesting places to visit.
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Parks, nature reserves and places to visit:
Triglav National Park
Slovenia's only national park set in a beautiful alpine environment.
Notranjska Regional Park
Large area of forests and meadows, including the famous Cerknica lake in central Slovenia.
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Scenic saltpans on the Slovene coast, full of interesting bird species.
Pivka Lakes Nature Park
A complex of temporary karstic lakes, wet meadows and forests, south of Postojna.
Goričko Nature Park
A varied region of rolling hills and traditional agricultural landscape, in northeasternmost Slovenia.
Ljubljana Marsh Nature Park
Large lowland plain with wet meadows on the outskirts of the capital city.
Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Small wetland near the coastal town of Koper with a great biodiversity.
Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana
Slovenia's only Alpine botanical garden, set in the heart of Triglav National Park.
University Botanic Gardens of Ljubljana
Slovenia's historic botanical garden, dating back to the 19th century.
Slovenian Museum of Natural History
Slovenia's oldest cultural and scientific institution.
An excellent new museum illustrating every aspect of the Karst: nature, biodiversity, geology, culture and history.
The Piran Shells and Snail Museum
Slovenia's largest shellfish and snails collection in the coastal town of Piran.
Local associations & projects:
BirdLife Slovenia; biggest nature conservation NGO in Slovenia.
Society for conservation, research and sustainable development of the Dinaric ecosystem
Slovenian Marine Mammal Society
European project for the conservation of Brown Bears in the northern Dinaric mountains and the Alps.
Interesting websites, blogs and photogalleries:
Birding Ljubljansko Barje
Birding blog from the Ljubljana marsh, on the outskirts of Slovenia's capital.
Miha Krofel Photography
Flickr photogallery by Slovenia's foremost expert on large carnivores. Lots of photos from the field in the Dinaric mountains.
Wildlife photography website, mostly concentrated on Bears and large carnivores.
Facebook page featuring the latest birding news and interesting observations from Slovenia
Calidris Birding &
Birding and bird photography blog from the Štajerska region in northeast Slovenia.
Tomaž Velikonja Photography
Flickr photogallery about wildlife from the Trnovo forest in western Slovenia.
Adriawildlife - Paul Tout
Twitter account featuring birds, butterflies, plants and other wildlife in the northern Adriatic region of northeast Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
Rok & Klemen Markuš Photography
Nature photography blog by two keen mountaineers; featuring mostly landscapes and wildlife in the Alps.
Aleš Jagodnik Photography
Photogallery and blog from Volovja reber and the Snežnik plateau in western Slovenia; featuring a great variety of wildlife.
Birds of the lakes return
Official webpage of a film by Matej Vranič, about birds of the Velenje lakes in Slovenia. A story about how birds returned to an environment once devastated by industry.
Divja Slovenija - Wild Slovenia Film
Wildlife documentary on Slovenia by Matej Vranič