Content (Syllabus outline)

Introduction and background of nature conservation


Historical background for nature conservation in Slovenia and in other countries

Methods of nature conservation (natural features, plant and animal species, ecosystems)

Legal status and measures (protected areas, contractual measures, temporal protection, and recovery.

Protected areas on international level (IUCN management categories).

Planning, assessments, financing

Participation, sectorial co-operation, non-governmental organisations, education and public awareness, communication, interpretation.

International law (treaties, ministerial conferences, EU legislation, including  Natura 2000).

Nature conservation legislation in Slovenia.

Organisation of nature conservation in Slovenia and internationally (global and regional organisations).

Process of preparation and designation of protected area in Slovenia.

Possibilities of management of protected areas in Slovenia with examples.

Management of Natura 2000 in Slovenia.

Basic approaches for preparation of the designation act or management plan for a protected area (direct and participatory approach).


1. Prerequisite for work: 
Inscription to the adequate study programme

2. Prerequisite for the exam:
Successfully completed seminar work