Triglav National Park (TNP) is the only national park and the largest protected area in Slovenia. It extends on nearly four per cent of the Slovenian surface along the Italian border and close to the Austrian border in the north-western part of Slovenia, covering an area of almost 840 square kilometres. TNP was established in 1924. The park’s landscape is characterized by glacier-shaped valleys, mountain plateaus and steep mountain ridges above the tree line. It is a typical mixture between unspoiled nature areas and cultural landscapes. Forest covers two thirds of the park’s territory. Among the various renewable energy sources, woodland biomass has the greatest potential for sustainable use.
The TNP is one of the five project pilot areas. In order to strengthen the conservation of Alpine nature, most significant results of previous and running projects (e.g. recharge.green) within the Alpine Space Program will be examined in the TNP, including ecosystem services as the key element of the project. For TNP, the participation within the project also presents an opportunity to contribute actively to a process of creating and adapting conservation policies at regional, national and common EU levels.
Andrej Arih, phone: 00386 457 802 44, Email: andrej.arih[at]tnp.gov.si
Tourism Bohinj is a public institution established by the Bohinj Municipality in the year 2000. Activities are the promotion of Bohinj tourism area, the management of the tourism and information centre, the development and marketing of tourism products and the organization of events. More than two thirds of the Municipality of Bohinj is situated within the border of Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps. Many natural attractions and rich cultural heritage make it one of the most well-known tourist areas in Slovenia. Goals within greenAlps are to examine the most significant results of previous and running projects including ecosystem services as the key element and to contribute to a process of creating and adapting conservation policies at regional, national and common EU levels.