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First Alpine convention info point in Slovenia set up

Mojstrana, 26 February - The Slovenian Alpine Museum has become the first information point of the Alpine Convention in Slovenia, which will promote the treaty's principals.

A view of Mt Jalovec (2,645 metres) in the Julian Alps.
Photo: Aljoša Rehar/STA
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The Slovenian Alpine Museum
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

This is the fifth and eastern-most info point in the Alpine region, which also spans Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Switzerland.

Visitors to the info point in the Alpine town of Mojstrana will have access to all relevant information and publications related to the convention.

A memorandum of understanding on the info point was signed in Mojstana on Wednesday by Alpine convention secretary general Markus Reiterer and director of the Upper Sava Museum from Jesenice Irena Lačen Benedičič.

Reiterer said he was very happy to further develop the cooperation with the museum.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the treaty for the protection and sustainable development of the Alps, we would like to focus on passing the convention's message on to people, said Reiterer.

Therefore, a collaboration with partners, such as the Slovenian Alpine Museum, is essential for the convention.

The challenges in the Alpine region are the protection of the natural and cultural heritage as well as preserving life.

While people migrate from mountain regions to Alpine valleys, the region keeps attracting visitors.

As a result, traffic is expected to grow, which calls for solutions regarding sustainable mobility, development and tourism.

In Slovenia, the convention covers the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Karavanke mountain range and the Pohorje, which represents 33% of its territory.

© STA, 2017