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Dinaric Mountains

Dinaric Mountains are young, folded mountain chain in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula running from Tolmin area where they border on Alps, running along the Adriatic sea and spanning to the Prokletije in Kosovo and Albania.

Some of the Northern part of Dinaric Mountains is a large and merged area of preserved nature with unique conservation value. Wider area of Snežnik form, together with Gorski Kotar in Croatia, the biggest continuous forest complex in Central Europe. Most of the area is covered by fir-beech forest(Abieti-Fagetum dinaricum) in which four tree species dominate; beech (Fagus sylvatica), fir (Abies alba), spruce (Picea abies) and sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus).

  • Bear
  • Jackal
  • Beaver
  • Wolf
  • Lynx
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About Dinaricum

“Society for Conservation, Research and Sustainable Development of the Dinaric Alps – Dinaricum” is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of individuals, who are actively involved in various activities in the area of Dinaric Alps. Dinaricum is working on issues regarding protection, research and sustainable development of the Dinaric Alps. It combined interested individuals and experts from various fields (biologists, foresters, agronomists, geneticists, veterinarians, sociologists, etc.). Association is open to all who are interested in nature of Dinaric Alps and research, conservation and sustainable development of the area. Foreign nationals can also join. Our work is voluntary.

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Contact and basic information
Address: Večna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Email: drustvo.dinaricum@gmail.com

President of the society: Rudi Kraševec

Cashier: Živa Hanc

Vice president: Urša Fležar

Secretary: Nina Škrk

Major achievements of our organisation

  • Project partner in the LIFE + project SloWolf, so far the most important project to improve the conservation of wolves and coexistence of wolves with local people in Slovenia
  • Successful application, management and implementation of international INTERREG project ” DinaRis “, which International organization LCIE ranked among the best good practices of improving the management of large carnivores in Europe
  • Organizing and co-financing of the International expert workshop on the future management of endangered populations of Eurasian lynx in Europe
  • Full integration into the management processes of large carnivores in Slovenia and professional advocacy compelling aspects of the conservation of large carnivores 
  • Obtaining the status of a society acting in the public interest with the right to represent the interests of nature conservation in all administrative and judicial proceedings 
  • Intensive public education on the importance and vulnerability of large carnivores and other protected species , sustainable development and the prospects of coexistence of humans and potentially conflicting species in Slovenia (lectures , publications, educational projects ) 
  • Participation in the preparation of educational exhibition of Eurasian lynx ( Rod Štefe and Arpada : Ris v Sloveniji ), which was already in the first months seen by over 60,000 visitors 
  • Participation in the preparation of the documentary film of RTV Slovenia : Eurasian lynx , King of forests