The Slovenia Times

SloWolf Selected among Best EU Environmental Projects


The project was carried out between 2010 and 2013 by the University of Ljubljana, the Forest Service and the environmental NGO Dinaricum, and was co-financed by the Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry.

The project also looked to secure long-term conservation of the main prey and habitats of wolves in Slovenia, and improve their coexistence with humans, including by awareness-raising campaigns.

SloWolf was the first project that provided a precise and objective estimate of the wolf population in Slovenia. The highest estimated annual number during the project was around 39 specimens in eight to eleven packs.

A survey was carried out as part of the project, which showed that a majority of people living in the areas populated by wolves support their conservation and want to coexist with them, but many are still afraid of them.

One of the most important achievements of the project was an action plan for the management of the wolf population, whose drafting involved members of 21 governmental organisations and NGOs. It was adopted by the government in February 2013.


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