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Status of protected species

For effective animal species protection and conservation various legislative basis should be prepared and adopted. Therefore, species protection status is defined on several levels. At the international level, the protection and conservation of animal species is determined by a number of legal acts.

On international level

  • Berne convention
  • Alpine convention
  • CITES, Washington convention
  • Convention on biological diversity

On European union level

  • Habitat directive – The Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • European Parliament Resolution on the protection of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in the Community

On Slovenian state level

  • Nature Conservation Act
  • Decree on protected wildlife species
  • Decree on habitat types
  • Rules on the listing of endangered plant and animal species in the red list
  • Rules on the protection of forest

In addition to the legal acts governing the conservation and preservation of certain animal species, especially human acceptance of these species, the management of their populations and also habitats, are of great importance.