Slovenia - Where Nature Comes First
Christine Sonvilla, Marc Graf
52 min 00 secs
Where the Adriatic Sea and the Alps meet, there lies a small, surprisingly diverse country with stunning natural beauty, serving as a role model in terms of nature conservation for the rest of Europe.
The balance between using and protecting the land is achieved in a way that is almost unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Slovenia, the most sustainable country in the world, sets a new benchmark by preserving habitat for endangered species, conducting careful economic development and supporting the comeback of large predators. Whether it's sustainable forest management, wading birds living next door to economically used salt pans, the reintroduction of lynx or the tolerance of having a brown bear - the largest of all European predators - visit your private garden. Slovenia is refreshingly different.