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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.
habitat types, flora and fauna is a necessary expert groundwork for the
preparation of Nature protection guidelines and management plans for
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
Black spots for
amphibians on Slovene roads, categorised by traffic loads; project:
Amphibians and roads, 2000, ordered by Slovene Directorate for Roads.
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.
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,
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,
of Biology at the University of Ljubljana,
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).