Biodiversity – Art of life

Biodiversity is a fantastic variety of life, one of the most valuable and most noble features of our planet. It is a key element of ecosystem services, on which we all depend of. Slovenia possesses one of the highest biodiversity in Europe, which is not sufficiently recognized and therefore not appreciated enough. Therefore, National Institute of Biology prepared with nine partners 5-year communication LIFE project with a meaningful title LIFE NATURAVIVA.

The overall goal of the project is to reveal the exceptional natural values ​​of Slovenia and its significance and to highlight the threats that biodiversity here faces. What are the consequences of losing a species? What are the benefits of rich biodiversity?

Most activities will take place in protected areas, therefore there are five Slovenian natural parks included as project partners. However, we will not forget about nature outside parks, since “nature is everywhere”. Communication on the value of biodiversity must reach every corner of Slovenia. Therefore, we will connect messages on the value of biodiversity with cultural heritage and art, join events and concerts, and address an audience that does not expect this – looking for cultural and artistic events, and facing a message about the threat to nature. All events will be recorded and used as promotional short films for various media.

We will educate various target groups and raise awareness of the need to conserve biodiversity.  among various target groups, from kindergartens to students, from farmers to politicians, and therefore they use different approaches. We will participate in fairs, exhibitions and environmental days. We will prepare and publish a luxurious book on the biodiversity of Slovenia, record a film, prepare several outdoor and indoor exhibitions, informative leaflets etc, city posters, coloring book, summer school, workshops etc.

Title: Biodiversity – Art of Life


Applicant: National Institute of Biology (NIB)


  • LUTRA, Institute for Conservation of Natural Heritage
  • Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia
  • Triglav National Park
  • Ljubljana Marsh Nature Park
  • Kozjansko Regional park
  • Goričko Nature Park
  • Notranjska Regional Park
  • University of Ljubljana
  • Grm Novo Mesto – Center of Biotechnics and Tourism


  • European Commission
  • Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP)

Funding program: LIFE

Duration: from September 2017 to August 2022

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