Project LIFE ARTEMIS – Awareness Raising, Training
and Measures for Invasive alien Species in forests

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Project partners LIFE ARTEMIS  

Coordinating beneficiary

Slovenian forestry institute

The Slovenian Forestry Institute is a public research institute of national importance, which conducts basic and applied research on forests and forest landscapes, forest ecosystems, wildlife ecology, hunting, forest management, and other uses of the resources and services forests provide. The scientific knowledge from these fields helps further the research on forest biodiversity and its management in relation to climate change. 

Contact: Gozdarski inštitut Slovenije, Večna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana, tel. 01 200 78 31,

Members of the project team: dr. Maarten de Groot (project leader), Simon Zidar (technical project coordinator), Adrijana Trekman (administrative project leader), dr. Klemen Eler, Špela Jagodic, dr. Anže Japelj, prof. dr. Dušan Jurc, dr. Andreja Kavčič,  dr. Nike Krajnc, dr. Lado Kutnar, dr. Aleksander Marinšek, dr. Barbara Piškur, mag. Mitja Piškur, dr. Nikica Ogris, Špela Ščap, Matevž Triplat. 

Associated beneficiaries (project partners)

Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation 

The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation is the main national professional organization in the field of nature conservation. It was established in 1999 by the Nature Conservation Act. Seven regional units provide high-quality coverage of the terrain on the entire territory of Slovenia. 

Contact: Zavod RS za varstvo narave, Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana, tel. 01 2309- 500,

Members of the project team: Judita Malovrh, Sonja Rozman, mag. Maruša Danev

Institute Symbiosis

Institute Symbiosis is a private non-profit organisation, working in nature conservation research and education. Our work includes projects and services in cooperation with protected areas, developing nature conservation policies and education, research and eradication of alien species. Since 2016 we also have a status of social enterprise and organise ecotourism activities. 

Contact: Zavod Symbiosis, so. p., Metulje 9, 1385 Nova vas, tel. 031 502 566,

Members of the project team: Jana Kus Veenvliet, Paul Veenvliet

Slovenia Forest Service

The Slovenia Forest Service is a public institution, established by the Republic of Slovenia (The Act on Forests,
1993), which performs public forestry service in all Slovenian forests, irrespective of ownership.

Contact: Zavod za Gozdove Slovenije, Večna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana,

Members of the project team: Zoran Grecs, Marija Kolšek, Antonija Novak Rojec, regional coordinators of local devisions