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In 2009, nature protected areas, which include designated nature protected areas, Natura 2000 sites as well as areas that fulfil the conditions for Natura 2000 sites, covered 39.7% of the Slovenian territory, which is nearly six times as much as in 1992. The surface area has increased mostly owing to Natura 2000 sites being designated in 2004, while in 2008 the increase was a consequence of the designation of those areas which, according to the European Commission, fulfil the conditions for Special Protected Areas, but had not been defined as Natura sites.

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Areas of protected nature are a measure of the state to preserve natural values and biodiversity in situ. They cover almost 14% of Slovenia’s territory. The largest and the oldest protected area is Triglav National Park, covering almost 84,000 hectares. In recent years, the total surface area of protected areas has expanded, largely due to the designation of five larger parks.

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Natura 2000 sites were designated in 2004 and expanded by the amended Decree on special protection areas (Natura 2000 areas) in 2016 in accordance with the conclusions of a bilateral meeting with the European Commission in June 2014. They cover 7684 km2, which represents 37.9% of the Slovenian territory.

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16,115 valuable elements of nature on the Slovenian territory have been given the status of ‘valuable natural feature,’ 10,725 of which are subterranean caves. Developments and activities on valuable natural features may only be carried out in the absence of other spatial or technical possibilities.