Slovenia Forest Service (SFS) is a public service, working in the frame of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. The organisation directs the development of all the forests in Slovenia, which cover nearly 60 % of total Slovenian territory. SFS is also the wildlife management planning authority in Slovenia, which includes management planning of game species and involvement in all large carnivore conservation and management issues. Game management plans for Hunting Districts and subsidies for improving forest habitats are also part of SFS work. SFS is responsible for managing ten State Hunting Grounds with Special Purpose. The Department for Hunting and Wildlife is responsible for preparing crucial strategic documents in these topics. Core tasks of SFS include management strategies, action plans for wildlife monitoring, registration and evaluation of damages done by protected wildlife species. The Department also has an intervention team for large carnivore emergencies.
SFS has proved to be a sucessful and trusting coordinating beneficiary or partner of international projects and EU-funded LIFE-programs on more than one occation.
Responsible: Rok Černe
Address: Večna pot 2, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Web-page English version: http://www.zgs.si/eng/