1. Country’s status of MAES activities, prerequisites and needs

2. Policy activities

2.1. The current implementation plans and execution of the Biodiversity Strategy and in particular concerned with Target 2, Action 5

2.2. The position of (the) case study / studies in those plans

2.3. List of the case studies done in the country

Stančič, L. 2016: An evaluation of invasive non-native black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) http://web.bf.uni-lj.si/go/gsd2016/material/zbornik.pdf

Šmid Hribar, M. 2015: Sustainable Protection And Steering Of Cultural Landscape Development In The Selected Area Of The Ljubljansko Barje Landscape Park https://share.upr.si/fhs/PUBLIC/doktorske/Smid-Hribar-Mateja.pdf

2.4. The possible future use of (the) case study results in Target 2 - Action 5

2.5. Stakeholder involvement

2.6. Executive institutes involved by the National Government

3. Research activities

3.1. The Ecosystems covered in the country

Anže Japelj (Slovenian Forestry Institute), Suzana Vurunić (Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation) and Mateja Šmid Hribar (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) established a national Partnership of organizations dealing with ES (SOES) and organized 2 workshops (the 1st workshop was held on March 20, 2018; the 2nd workshop was hled on May 23 2018 and the afternoon part was international with 2 presentations on ESP (Stefan Marzelli from AlpES project and ESP Germany; Jeroen Arends from the ESP, South-East Europe Regional Chapter Lead). More than 20 national stakeholders attended the 2nd workshop and 21 national or international projects focusing on ecosystem services were shortly presented.

Since spring 2018 Mateja Šmid Hribar is a member of the ESP and became a national contact point https://www.es-partnership.org/community/regional-chapters/europe/slovenia/

3.2. The Ecosystem Services covered in the country

Within the AlpES project (Ecosystem Services in the Alps: A short report 2018) the following ecosystem services have been mapped for the whole Slovenia:

  • Surface water fro drinking with minor or no treatments
  • Biomass production from grassland
  • Fuel wood
  • Filtration of surface water by ecosystem types
  • Protection against avalanches, mudslides and rockfalls
  • CO2 sequestration by forest and bogs
  • Outdoor reacreation activities
  • Symbolic alpine plants and animals, landscapes

Mapping and layers can be seen at http://www.alpes-webgis.eu/?X=1034392.00&Y=5825000.00&zoom=6&lang=en&focus=focus_alpes&bgLayer=alpes.osm.stamentoner.60002&layers=alpes.alpinespace.40001.wms

3.3. The indicators per ecosystem / ecosystem service (cells in the (MAES) matrix)

3.4. Quantification methods of the indicators

3.5. EU Directive reporting indicators & data used

3.6. Scientific analysis

3.7. Maps, reports, papers, (language)

4. Names of key people in the country related to ES mapping and assessment

representative for MAES

Branka Tavzes (Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning)

Partnership of organizations dealing with ES (SOES)

Anže Japelj (Slovenian Forestry Institute)Suzana Vurunić (Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation)

Mateja Šmid Hribar (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

member of the ESP (West & Central Europe incl. Russia and South-East Europe Regional Chapter) and national contact point

Mateja Šmid Hribar (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

5. References

Date: 06/07/2018


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