Triglav National Park is located in the Julian Alps of north-western Slovenia. It covers an area of 838 square km along the borders with Italy and Austria and was named after the highest mountain in the country; Mt. Triglav (2,864m), which rises to an elevation of 2864 metres.
It was first protected in 1924, when the Alpine Conservation Park was established. It was officially renamed Triglav National Park in 1961, but at this time it only encompassed the immediate vicinity of Mt. Triglav and the Valley of the Triglav Lakes. Its current area has been protected since 1981.
The park's most revered animal is the chamois, of which only 2,000 exist. Other wildlife includes ibex, marmot, golden eagles and the brown bear, although most animals stay away from humans and animal sightings are rare.
Common plant life includes the Julian poppy and the purple Zois bellflower. Most plants are protected.
Birds of Slovenia
2X Birds of Slovenia