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 Centre for Cartography of Fauna and Flora
... is a non-profit institute founded in 1996. The main aim of the Centre is to collect, classify, process and disseminate the data and information about the occurrence of plant and animal species in Slovenia. In collaboration with outside partners we maintain presumably the biggest biodiversity database in Slovenia, currently with more than 1,000,000 floristic and faunistic data. Internet access to the database is enabled by BioPortal user interface. Part of the user interface is currently accessible for testing purposes.


 


 

  In the past few years we have carried out over 150 projects for nature conservation, spatial planning and data processing purposes. Our multidiscipline approach - based on biological and cartographic knowledge, supported by extensive database - enables us a quick and efficient planning and implementation of different projects. We are qualified for habitat type mapping, inventarisations, preparation of expert opinions and out monitoring. We also hold national licences for the Environmental Impact Assessment for Nature and for the Assessment to Risk to Nature. In addition, we can provide a support for the projects where use of geographical information system (GIS) and management of large amounts of data is needed.
 


 

The Centre has been involved in the preparation of a national typology Habitat types of Slovenia (Environmental Agency, 2001). Up to the present day we have mapped and evaluated more than 700 km2 of Slovenia in different projects, such as Municipality of the Ljubljana City outside the highway ring (233 km2) and Municipality of the Celje City (94 km2).

Habitat type mapping and evaluation of the habitat types in the Municipality of the Celje City, 2001, ordered by Municipality of the Celje City.



Inventarisation of habitat types, flora and fauna is a necessary expert groundwork for the preparation of Nature protection guidelines and management plans for protected areas.

Inventarisation of Radensko polje, 2001, ordered by Municipality of the Grosuplje.


 

Expert groundwork from the nature point of view is also required in the planning of activities affecting the environment for the Environment Impact Assesment Studies and for municipal spatial plans.

Habitat type mapping of different versions of the Beltinci-Pince highway, 1999, ordered by DARS d.d. Celje.


 

The yearlong project Amphibians and Roads carried out by the Centre in 2000 (financed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Directorate for Roads), was the initial project in the field of amphibian conservation on Slovene roads. On 478 km of various roads (out of 6,463 km), we collected data on 988 “black spots”. In 1999, we organized the first national workshop on Amphibians and Roads. The result is the first study on the amphibian and road problem in Slovenia, which included an overview of amphibian road mortality in Slovenia and a proposal for the national strategy to the Directorate for Roads concerning road maintenance and management.
Black spots for amphibians on Slovene roads, categorised by traffic loads; project: Amphibians and roads, 2000, ordered by Slovene Directorate for Roads.

Presently we are resuming the work within the framework of the Phare CBC Slovenia-Austria project Amphibians and Traffic in the Alps-Adria Region, which is the first year of activities within the Interreg III A Amphibian Conservation in the Alps-Adria Region project.

 


 

    

Within the project entitled Karst ponds as a network of water biotopes, we carried out an inventory of ponds, and made an assessment of their condition in the area as well as a survey of fauna and flora living in them, together with three partner organizations from Slovenia and Croatia.
In collaboration with the Regional Museum Koper, we prepared an exhibition Kal-Puč-Lokva-Vaška, which was eventually moved to Bled, Regional Museum Kočevje and to the Technical Museum Bistra.
 


 

The Centre prepared expert proposals for the creation of Natura 2000 sites for dragonflies, amphibians, non-forest habitat types and was a partner of the Slovenian Natural History Museum in the preparation of similar proposal for bats.

Number of spawns of Italian Agile Frog (Rana latasiei); Expert proposals for the creation of Natura 2000 sites, Amphibians, 2003.
ordered by the Ministry of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, Environmental Agency.

 


 

We collaborate in the preparation of expert proposals for the creation of Natura 2000 sites and are partners in the LIFE - Nature project Conservation of endangered habitats/species in the future Karst park, Interreg III A Protection of Amphibians in the Alps-Adria region project , project for the determination of Important Plant Areas (IPA) and Important Dragonfly Areas (IDA). We are an associated partner of the MACMAN project within the European 5th Framework Programme and collaborate in the Presentation and public access to the collections of the Slovenian Museum of Natural History project.
 

In January 2003 we became partners of the European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), with a representative in the Centre's Scientific Committee.
 


 

In 1997, the Atlas of Dragonflies (Odonata) of Slovenia was published as the first in the Centre's series Atlas Faunae et Florae Sloveniae. Currently we are preparing atlases of amphibia, stoneflies and butterflies. Materials for the Atlas of Flora of Slovenia containing 3,192 distribution maps of vascular plants was published in November 2001.



 

Our collaborators are various experts from the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Department of Biology at the University of Ljubljana, Department of Biology at the University of Maribor, Science and Research Centre Koper, and the Regional Museum Koper. We also cooperate with the Botanical Society of Slovenia, SHS - Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Slovenian Association for Bat Research and Conservation - SDPVN, Slovene Dragonfly Society and Society for the Study and Protection of Butterflies of Slovenia.

The Centre is employing 12 biologists, mostly experts for vascular plants and different animal groups (dragonflies, butterflies, amphibians, bats, freshwater fishes).