General Data
Name of instrument Nature Conservation Act (= Zakon o ohranjanju narave)
Country SI
Spatial level national
Type Laws and regulations
Subtype Laws
Description The Nature Conservation Act defines measures for conservation of biodiversity, preservation of natural balance and a system of protection of natural values in order to contribute to nature conservation. It aims at enforcing the circumstances for effective legal systems for nature conservation. It defines limits and interdictions for protected areas. It is a legal base for Natura 2000 sites. The Act bases on nature protection principles, such as complexity, cooperation, prevention, responsibility of those who burden nature (polluter-pays-principle), fees for burdening, mandatory protection, participation.
General objectives - to ensure comprehensive and effective system of nature conservation
- to program and plan issues connected with protection of natural values;
- to adopt measures for protection of natural values;
- to assure public services in charge of nature conservation;
- to promote protection of natural values.
General objectives keywords nature conservation;
Responsible National authority
Stakeholder Involved National authority;
Reference http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200496&dhid=71656
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength:
- unique law for the whole territory

Weakness:
- underestimates regional level;
- underestimates human issue and human health in particular.



Metadata
Date of entry 2007/05/04
Implementation
Legal status mandatory
Extension all municipalities
Comment
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Characteristics
Preconditions for implementation Its implementation is connected with budgetary funding. In case of lacking funds it fails its purpose.
General comment
Assessment
Relevance
Status strong direct relevance
Ranking 4
Remark high relevance for nature conservation, not as relevant for land ressources for building land
Acceptance
Status
Ranking 3
Remark Acceptance is presumed to be high, even though in some cases regional stakeholders, population and particularly economy could oppose it.
Implementation
Status
Ranking 5
Remark
Feasibility
Status Legislation, Budget, Staff, Political will
Ranking 2
Remark
Effectiveness
Status Direction of effect, type of effect, perpetuity
Ranking 4
Remark