In 2011, DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia conducted a revision of national IBAs. Four of 35 IBAs are fully designated as SPAs.
Twenty-two IBAs are partially designated as SPAs (28.7-99.3% of surface) and eight IBAs do not have SPA status. In all, 82.2% of IBA surface is designated as SPA.
A new decree on Natura 2000 sites is expected at the end of 2012, taking into account revised IBAs.
Slovenia does not have individual Natura2000 management plans but a common Operational programme for Natura 2000 sites (which qualifies as a PAF). It has loosely defined goals and no clear (financial) mechanism of achieving them.
The sectoral planning in Slovenia (incorporation of Natura2000 goals into planning in different sectors, e.g. forestry) does not deliver the nature conservation benefits that it is supposed to and can even be detrimental (e.g. forestry plans to construct 2700km of forest roads in 2011-2020 in Natura2000 sites).
The management and conservation of farmland/grassland Natura2000 sites is severely hampered due to a lack of funding and promotion of agri-environmental measures.
Only a very low percentage of Natura 2000 surface is managed through agri-environmental measures covered by rural development funding, making it inefficient (e.g. in period 2007-2011, only ca. 1% of surface of three SPAs with mosaical farmland landscape were covered by suitable measures).
Occasionally, parts of some SPAs are financed by LIFE and INTERREG projects. The funding of national, regional and landscape parks is highly limited. The budget for protected areas was cut down in 2012 (e.g. by 25% for Nature Reserve and SPA Skocjanski zatok).
A Prioritised Action Framework was developed for 2007-2013 but failed to deliver most of its nature-conservation objectives. A new one for 2014-2020 is being prepared currently.