Gorjanci are plateau-like, predominantly wooded hills in South Eastern Slovenia, stretching from the Črmošnjiška Valley in the West to the state border with Croatia on the Sava River near Brežice.
From a natural as well as social and economic perspective, Haloze is an incredibly diverse landscape in the North East of Slovenia. The land of the low tertiary hills measures 241 km2
The project sub-area of Kum comprises the central part of the Sava Hills, where the area of hills between the Sava River and the Sopota River ascends to the 1,220 metres high Kum Mountain with its distinct peak.
The species-rich Nardus grasslands (the so-called ‘volkovja’) are one of the most common habitat types in the EU. They can be found in 24 member states and in 6 different bioregions.
Grasslands in the project LIFE TO GRASSLANDS
Along with wetlands, the extensive grasslands belong to the most endangered ecosystems in Europe, as their existence is dependent upon sustainable, moderate use, which in terms of market economy usually does not provide enough profit to the owners of such land.