SLOVENIA FOREST SERVICE Life III – Natura Conservation of Large Carnivores in Slovenia – Phase I (Ursus arctos L.) Miha Marenče, M.Sc. SLOVENIA FOREST SERVICE From the start • Brown bear (Ursus arctos) management strategy in Slovenia was the base for preparation of the project. • Slovenia Forest Service prepared Application forms in cooperation with 7 partners. • Commission adopted the project: LIFE02NAT/SLO/8585 ''Conservation of large carnivores in Slovenia – Phase I (Ursus arctos)” The Partners Applicant - Slovenia Forest Service Partners - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (7) - Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning - University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty - Fund for Agricultural Land and Forests (RS) - Slovenian Hunters’ Association - Oikos Inc. - Pristop Inc. Duration of the Project Duration: 3 years Start: September 2002 End: August 2005 Funding Total budget: 607.822 € - EU (75 %) - Ministry of environment and Spatial Planning (16 %) - Partners (9%) The Project area 524.534 ha 306.106 ha 257.175 ha 41.628 ha The aims of the Project - 1 Long-term conservation of the brown bear species in Slovenia including its habitat The aims of the Project - 2 To improve the coexistence of humans and bears The aims of the Project - 3 To harmonise the management of brown bear with the neighbouring countries 5-15 bears (Friuli) 14-17 bears (Trentino) 25-30 bears Avstrija 500-700 bears Slovenija Sections of the Project SECTION A: Preparatory Actions (7) SECTION C: Non – reccuring management (4) SECTION D: Reccuring management (3) SECTION E: Public awareness (4) SECTION F: Overall project operation (4) Management • Measures in the Population of Brown bear • Measures in the Habitat of Brown bear • Measures in the Settlements and in the Vicinity of Settlements Management • Measures in the Population of Brown bear • Measures in the Habitat of Brown bear • Measures in the Settlements and in the Vicinity of Settlements Monitoring Establishment of integral monitoring of brown bear population Cooperation with neighbouring countries AUSTRIA ITALY SLOVENIA CROATIA Management • Measures in the Population of Brown bear • Measures in the Habitat of Brown bear • Measures in Settlements and in the Vicinity of Settlements “Peaceful zones” 1. Winter dens 2. Feeding places “Peaceful zones” 3. Areas of reach natural food sources Inventory of “peaceful zones” Measures Forest management plans Management • Measures in the Population of Brown bear • Measures in the Habitat of Brown bear • Measures in Settlements and in the Vicinity of Settlements Education Web page: http://www.gov.si/zgs E - mail: [email protected] Education Informational material Film Information centre WC STORE ROOM BIG CONFERENCE CONFERENCE ROOM ENTRANCE ROOM STORE SMALL INFORMATION INFORMATION EXIBITIONS ROOM CONFERENCE CENTER CENTER ROOM a nd ROOM KITCHEN TERRACE Damage compensation system • Regulation (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia) • Guidelines for damage estimation, forms for damage estimation and pricelist Intervention group • Intervention group was established in 2000 • An emergency connection (phone number) with intervention team was established • Guidelines for working of the intervention group • Equipment Presence of Brown bear in the Vicinity of Settlements Spreading of shrubland and forest closer to settlements Rearangement of meadows, fields, pastures and orchards FIELDS, PASTURES, FRUIT GARDEN ... MEADOV, GRASSLAND SETTLEMENT FOREST THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION !
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