The UNESCO has designated the Julian Alps as an international biosphere reserve. The biosphere reserve Julian Alps is the first of its kind in Slovenia.
The programme “Man and the biosphere” is UNESCO’s international research programme. The programme aims to protect areas with developed and preserved sustainable balance between the preservation of biodiversity, stimulation of human resource development and sustenance of cultural virtues or inheritance.
In 2003 UNESCO designated the Julian Alps as a protected area of global significance. The biosphere reserve Julian Alps extends over almost 200.000 hectares in the communities of Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Bohinj, Bled, Radovljica, Kranjska Gora, Jesenice and Žirovnica.
Additional information: UNESCO & the Julian Alps.