Triglavski narodni park (TNP)
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI-4260 Bled
386 (0) 4 578 0200
386 (0) 4 578 0201
Bogomil Breznik, Acting Director
The principal task of the Triglav National Park Public Institute is the protection and conservation of the pristine nature of the park, but the institute also carries out specialist and research tasks.
TNP has a very diverse ecosystem from the lowest point of Tolminka River 180 metres above sea level with its narrow gorges to hills with vast forests and meadows to high mountain rocky landscape with rare protected plants and wildlife. Since 2003, the Alps and TNP have been protected by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve as part of the Sevilla strategy.
Triglav National Park Public Institute is also responsible for preserving the autochthonous cultural heritage as a basis for sustainable development.
The cultural heritage of the park is very diverse and picturesque because the park lies at the meeting point of various climates as well as various cultures, each of which has left a mark on the cultural heritage of the area. The Alpine cultural heritage connects Slovenians with the family of Alpine nations (France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia). In the past, 4 major economic branches prevailed in the region: iron foundries, charcoal-burning, forestry and Alpine dairy-farming. These economies also shaped the customs of the people living there. Today, agriculture with its pastoral economy, crafts (wood and wool products) and tourism are the major economic activities in the park, with some 2,400 inhabitants (2014) and nearly 2 million visitors per year (2015).
The register of immovable cultural heritage with the Ministry of Culture contains 300 units within the area of the Triglav National Park; secular architectural heritage prevails, followed by memorial heritage, settlement heritage, religious architectural heritage and archaeological heritage.
A number of museums are located within the borders of the Triglav National Park, including the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana, Upper Sava Valley Museum, Jesenice, the Kobarid Museum, Oplen House, the Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming, Stara Fužina and the Tolmin Museum.
The park authority directly manages the following museum institutions Pocar Homestead, Mojstrana, Trenta Lodge TNP Information Centre and Museum and Triglavska Roža Information Centre. The latter is also the administrative centre of the Triglav National Park. A new information centre, co-funded by the EU Interreg programme, recently opened in Stara Fužina near Bohinj Lake. It also runs the Trenta Lodge TNP Information Centre and Museum.
TNP is a member of ALPARC, the international Alpine Network of Protected Areas. Within the European Union funding mechanisms (mostly Interreg programmes), TNP has been active in various regional projects such as Palpis (Cross-border cooperation and cross-border management plans for conservation important areas in the southern Julian Alps with the Italian National Park Prealpi Giuliae; 2000–2006), the Info centre of TNP at Bled (with National Park Hohe Tauern; 2005–2006), Alpencom (ALP ENvironmental COMmunication, with the French Les Ecrins as lead partner; 2005–2008), etc.