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Slovenia Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 62.2% or about 1,253,000 ha of Slovenia is forested, according to FAO. Of this 8.7% ( 109,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Slovenia had 32,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Slovenia lost an average of 3,250 ha or 0.27% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Slovenia gained 5.5% of its forest cover, or around 65,000 ha.

Slovenia's forests contain 178 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Slovenia has some 484 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 0.2% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 3.3% are threatened. Slovenia is home to at least 3200 species of vascular plants, of which 0.7% are endemic. 14.4% of Slovenia is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

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The following contains data relating to forest cover in Slovenia

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Slovenia: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)2014
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)1253
Percent Forest Cover62
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)109
Primary Forest, % total forest9
Other wooded land (1000 ha)21
Percent other wooded land1




Slovenia: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)1099
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)111289
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)323


Slovenia: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
1188123312431253
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
522
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.370.160.16


Slovenia: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
1154119712061221
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
442
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.40.370.2


Slovenia: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
6395111109
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
33n.s.
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
4.193.16-0.36


Slovenia: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
34363732
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
n.s.n.s.-1
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.570.55-2.86


Slovenia: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
3164661100


Slovenia: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
26740


PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
IndividualsBusiness entities and institutionsLocal, indigenous and tribal communities
9604


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
1000000
Slovenia: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
416332187228100
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
162


Slovenia: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
116141159178
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(per hectare in tons)
2000
142
ANNUAL CHANGE
(1 000 t/yr)
1990200020052010
244
ANNUAL CHANGE PER HECTARE
(t/ha/yr)
1990200020052010
1.62.82.8


Slovenia: Area of forest affected by fire and other disturbances 2005
FOREST FIRE
1000 ha% wild fire (not managed burn)
1100


EXCLUDING FOREST FIRE
InsectsDiseasesOther biotic agentsAbiotic factorsTotal (excluding fire)% of 2005 forest area
1n.s.n.s.12n.s.


Slovenia: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
270120582368100
WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
277489868100


Slovenia: Value of wood and NWFP removals 2005
Value of removals
(million US$)
Value per ha forest
(US$)
Industrial roundwoodWoodfuelNWFPTotal
1082112142n.s.


Slovenia: Employment in forestry 1990-2005
TOTAL
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---
IN PRIMARY PRODUCTION OF GOODS-FORESTRY
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
667
IN MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS-CONSERVATION
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---


Slovenia: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): Yes (1996)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: Yes (2007) In implementation
National forest law (year): Specific forest law (1993) Sub-national forest law: No

Slovenia: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
835158361583515


Slovenia: Forest revenue and public expenditure on forestry 2005
Forest revenuePublic expenditure (1000 US$)
Domestic fundingExternal fundingTotal
(1000 US$)Operational expenditureTransfer paymentsOperational expenditureTransfer paymentsOperational expenditureTransfer payments
292182209110610815220911876


Slovenia: Status of ratification of international conventions and agreements as of 1 January 2010
  • CbD:
  • UNFCCC:
  • Kyoto Protocol:
  • UNCCD:
  • ITTA:
  • CITeS:
  • Ramsar:
  • World Heritage Convention:
  • NlbI: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Slovenia: Environment
    Environment - current issuesSava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid rain
    Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
    signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Natural hazardsflooding and earthquakes


    Slovenia: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 8.6%
    permanent crops: 1.49%
    other: 89.91% (2001)
    Natural resourceslignite coal, lead, zinc, mercury, uranium, silver, hydropower, forests


    Slovenia: Economy
    Economy - overview:Slovenia, with its historical ties to Western Europe, enjoys a GDP per capita substantially higher than that of the other transitioning economies of Central Europe. In March 2004, Slovenia became the first transition country to graduate from borrower status to donor partner at the World Bank. Privatization of the economy proceeded at an accelerated pace in 2002-05. Despite lackluster performance in Europe in 2001-05, Slovenia maintained moderate growth. Structural reforms to improve the business environment have allowed for greater foreign participation in Slovenia's economy and have helped to lower unemployment. Further measures to curb inflation are still needed. Corruption and the high degree of coordination between government, business, and central bank policy were issues of concern in the run-up to Slovenia's 1 May 2004 accession to the European Union. In mid-2004 Slovenia agreed to adopt the euro by 2007 and, therefore, must keep its debt levels, budget deficits, interest rates, and inflation levels within the EU's Maastrict criteria.
    GDP - per capita$20,900 (2005 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)3.8% (2005 est.)
    Agriculture - productspotatoes, hops, wheat, sugar beets, corn, grapes; cattle, sheep, poultry
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 2.8%, industry: 36.9%, services: 60.3% (2005 est.)
    Industries ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics (including military electronics), trucks, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools
    Economic aid - recipientODA, $62 million (2000 est.)
    Debt - external$20.57 billion (30 June 2005 est.)
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 6%, industry 40%, services 55% (2002)


    Slovenia: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)2,011,070
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)-0.03%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)99.8
    Percent rural (2003)49.2%
    Median age (years)total: 40.23 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.24 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12% (2002 census)


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Slovenia: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use812,300 (2003)
    Telephones - mobile cellular1,739,100 (2003)
    Roadways (km)total: 20,250 km
    paved: 20,250 km (including 456 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 0 km (2002)


    Slovenia: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 76.14 years
    male: 72.42 years
    female: 80.1 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate4.45 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)less than 0.1% (2001 est.)

    Slovenia : References & Data Sources
     Environment, Land use / Resources, Economy, Population / Demographics, Infrastructure, Health -- CIA World Factbook, 2005
     Forest Cover, Forest types, Breakdown of forest types, Change in Forest Cover, Primary forests, Forest designation, Disturbances affecting forest land, Value of forests, Production, trade and consumption of forest products -- The FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS's Global Forest Resources Assessment (2005 & 2010) and the State of the World's Forests (2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001)
     Protected Areas, Plant and animal biodiversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 2004. World Database on Protected Areas.
     Biosphere reservers -- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Man and Biosphere Program. 2004. UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory.
     RAMSAR sites -- The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands . 2005. The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
     World Resources Institute's EarthTrends web site
     The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
     Population Data -- United Nations Population Fund
     With additional analysis by Rhett Butler of mongabay.com



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