There is no biodiversity without (clean) water.
In the form of seas, water created our mountains, shaped them through glacial and fluvial action, and continues to modify Earth’s surface as we speak.
Since biodiversity conservation inside the Park and in its surrounding areas is one of the primary objectives of the Triglav National Park Public Institute, our activities are focused on raising the awareness of the public on the importance of preserving clean water in all its forms: Water sources, water for settlement, current threats to water.
Water is a source of life and its integral element ensuring survival for all living organisms. Water ecosystems are home to countless organisms and serve as the source of drinking water. Despite its karst relief, the Triglav National Park offers a wealth of water and diverse land forms. In the area there are more than 250 springs, the only alpine lakes in Slovenia, Slovenia’s greatest natural lake, alpine rivers and streams, wetlands and bogs.
The mountains of the Triglav National Park are a reservoir of drinking water for thousands of Slovenian inhabitants. Protection of water sources and ecosystems is a task which is important to all people on this planet. Only through careful and respectful behaviour we will protect these waters for us and for the future generations.