BirdLife Slovenia (DOPPS)
The mission of DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia is to protect birds and their habitats through conservation work, research, education, popularisation and cooperation
- Preparation of a new breeding birds atlas for Slovenia
- Implementation of Natura 2000 – identification of SPAs in Slovenia, precise definition of boundaries, communication activities
- Nature conservation activities (Skocjan Bay, Corncrake protection, protection of Drava and Mura river floodplains)
- Species monitoring programme
- PR and education work (Acrocephalus, Svet ptic magazine, Leaflets)
- Popularisation of ornithology (photographic competition organised in conjunction with Mobitel, our main sponsor)
When restored and maintained correctly, quarries are important sites full of biodiversity, and often home to many rare and threatened species. Through active restoration work, quarries become a mosaic of different habitats, benefiting both people and nature.
Late on Monday 16th of May the European Parliament’s environment committee voted on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), including an important positive step limiting subsidies to burning forests biomass and crop-based biofuels.
Of the 13,000 lmportant Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) identified by BirdLife worldwide, 277 are most severely under threat. Vital sites, such as Cambodia’s Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary, are home to globally threatened birds such as Giant Ibis and other IBA ‘trigger species’. They face the most intense pressures and need our urgent help.