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Kozjanski park




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Kozjanski Park covers an area of 206 sq. km. It has the status of regional park and it is also the largest regional park in Slovenia. The boundaries of Kozjansko region are not precisely defined. The area south of the Voglajna river, west of the Sotla river, east of the Savinja river and north of the eastern part of the Posavje hills is known as Kozjansko region.

Kozjanski Park is bounded to the north by the Rudnica river, to the east by the Sotla river and to the south the boundary runs over Vetrnik and Orlica to the Senovsko and Bizeljsko hills. The area is marked by the transition from sub-Alpine forest covered hills to the Sotla’s plain. There are tertiary hills with vineyards between the plains of the Sotla valley and the eastern part of the Posavje hills.    

According to the Law on Natural Protection, a regional park is an extensive area of typical ecosystems and landscape where a large part of the original nature has been preserved. Here, the human impact is significant but still in balance with nature. At least two protected areas have to be defined within the park. Protected areas with stricter protection policy are smaller and are defined on specific points. The Law on Natural Protection Act defines specific rules for managing the area of a regional park.

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