LIFE NarcIS – NatuRe Conservation Information System (LIFE19 GIE/SI/000161)

LIFE NarcIS – NatuRe Conservation Information System (LIFE19 GIE/SI/000161)

1. 1. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024

PI / SubBioLab Coordinator:

Maja Zagmajster

Leading Beneficiary:

Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO)


Accessible, verified and updated nature conservation and biological data are a prerequisite for effective planning, decision-making, execution and reporting in nature conservation. Due to rapidly increasing amount of data and increasingly complex requirements of society, the need for data accessibility has expanded. In Slovenia, several partial, separate databases were developed in the past. Their structure and functionality is mostly based on particular needs of users or institutions that created them. Consequently, data standardisation and harmonisation is poor, diminishing nature conservation efforts. The project LIFE Narcis – NAtuRe Conservation Information System aims to establish an information system that will provide an unified access to nature conservation actions, issued conservation guidelines etc and to data on distribution of plant/ animal species and habitat types (from publicly funded projects), which are needed for effective nature conservation practices. A web portal to access such data will be created. SubBioLab team will participate with distribution data on subterranean species in Slovenia, which is gathered in a database SubBioDB. Some experts from our Department will participate also in checking other species’s lists (plants) for the country.

Funded by:

The project Life NarcIS received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. Participation of the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty in the project is cofinanced by European Union (55%), Republic of Slovenia (35%) and own contribution (10%).

Further info:

Project webpage



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