Natura 2000

Nature 2000 is a network of nature protected areas, declared in all countries of the European Union with the purpose of nature protection. In order to implement the aims of the Birds Directive and Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 ecological network was set up. Sites are defined by each member country. Each country had to select areas for the protection of important EU species and habitats. In Natura 2000 site Goričko we are protecting 14 species of birds, one plant species, 24 species of animals, and 7 types of habitats. In Slovenia, the Natura 2000 sites have been declared in 2004, when Slovenia joined the EU.

More about Natura 2000 sites in Slovenia available on this site
On the map.

Natura 2000 bird species

Natura 2000 site Goričko is designated for the protection of 14 bird species. 

Natura 2000 plant species

Eleocharis carniolica is the only protected plant species in Natura 2000 site Goričko. 

Natura 2000 animal species

The Natura 2000 site Goričko is disignated for the protection of 24 animal species. 

Natura 2000 habitats

Rare and species rich meadows, forests and wetlands are protected as Natura 2000 habitat types.