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Angela Piskernik, pioneer environmentalist of international stature

Ljubljana, 22 November - The first Slovenian woman with a PhD in natural sciences, Angela Piskernik (1886-1967) did pioneering work in nature conservation in the period of rapid industrialisation after World War II, her influence extending beyond the national borders.

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The Key for the Identification of Flowering Plants and Ferns, a reference book by pioneer environmentalist Angela Piskernik (1886-1967), and her glasses, at the Slovenian Technical Museum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The Key for the Identification of Flowering Plants and Ferns, a reference book by pioneer environmentalist Angela Piskernik (1886-1967), and her glasses, at the Slovenian Technical Museum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Angela Piskernik (1886-1967).
Photo: Ernest Adamič, National and University Library's Portraits of Well Known Slovenians Collection

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