The territory of Slovakia is almost entirely in the Carpathians, which makes it a unique country with mountainous character and nature, and rich traditions.

Slovakia’s diverse landscapes range from alpine habitats in the High Tatras to the large meadows on the gentle slopes in Poloniny National Park to the lowlands of the Danube river. Three of the country’s nine national parks are designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and one is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 23% of the territory is protected under Natura 2000 and other forms of protected areas.

Slovakia has an ambitious environmental strategy that aims to restore 15% of degraded ecosystems and implement strict protection on 75% of the territory of national parks by 2030.

Our focus areas in Slovakia

  • Strengthening national parks and zonation within protected areas; supporting their expansion
  • Improved protection of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe”
  • Work with communities and eco-tourism development
Red Deer in the forest of Wolf Mountains, Slovakia. © Katarzyna Gubrynowicz
The forest in Wolf Mountains, Slovakia. © Katarzyna Gubrynowicz
Butterflies, Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) in the Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
A photographer in the Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
A wooden church in Topol. Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
The Starina Reservoir. Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
European Bison. in the Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
Sunset in the Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
The Wolf Mountains forest, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
Sunset in the Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis
The forest in the Wolf Mountains, Slovakia, Europe. © Kamil Soóš / Aevis

Our projects in Slovakia

Milestones

First conservation enterprise launched with support from FZS

2020

New nature reserves established to improve the conservation status of UNESCO world heritage site in Poloniny National Park and first conservation enterprise launched with support from FZS.

2020

Start of FZS’s work in Slovakia

2016

Establishment of Poloniny National Park

1997

Contact

Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt von 1858 e.V.
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt

Telephone: +49 (0)69 - 94 34 46 0
Fax: +49 (0)69 - 43 93 48
E-Mail

You will find our office in the Zoogesellschaftshaus (4th floor).
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