Slovenia Storymap

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Follow this link to access the storymap and click on the arrows to access the different sections  Slovenia NET 2018 Storymap

In July 2018 a group working in the environmental sector in Scotland went on an ARCH Nature Exchange trip to Slovenia, funded by Erasmus+ and hosted by Bojan Žnidaršič from Vitra (Centre for Sustainable Development). The participants included: Darren Hemsley, David Nasseri, Elizabeth Pryor, Susan Nicol, Isobel Filor, Isabel Morgan, Cara Donald and Jenna Lane. We spent a week in Slovenia, travelling far and wide, learning about various topics such as: sustainable development, biodiversity, habitat & ecosystem management, adaptive approaches to species management, tourism development & management, environmental interpretation, cultural landscape management & sustainability. The following story map illustrates our educational and unforgettable experience.

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