Natural heritage


Over 13% of Slovenia's territory falls within protected areas (of which, 37% is protected under Natura 2000). Currently, there are 1 national and 3 regional parks, 46 nature parks, 1 strict nature reserve, almost 60 nature reserves, and 1200 natural monuments in Slovenia. The conservation of nature falls under the Slovenian Environment Agency within the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. Maps and data are available at the Agency's web page.

Overlaps of natural and cultural heritage

The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning cooperates with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia when cultural heritage issues overlap with natural environment issues, for example, in the cases of Franja Partisan Hospital, Triglav National Park, Škocjan Caves World Heritage Site, Kozjansko Park, the Goričko landscape Park, the Logarska dolina Landscape Park, Notranjska Regional Park and Sečovlje Salina Nature Park (cf. Museum of Salt Making, Sečovlje), where cultural heritage architecture (e.g., mills, farms, salt work museum) may be found. You can explore some of them at the links below or consult the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovenia.

Media in category "Natural heritage"

The following 45 files are in this category, out of 45 total.