“Slovenia plans to submit in January its bid to have Classical Karst, which covers the area between the Ljubljana Marshes and the Bay of Trieste, listed as UNESCO’s natural heritage. The nomination is to be evaluated by May 2020 and the final decision is expected by June of that year.

The project, coordinated by Park Škocjanske Jame, the operator of the Škocjan Cave system that is already listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage, has been under way since 2010.

It was initiated by Slovenia after several calls by the International Union for Conservation of Nature for a joint bid of all countries featuring Dinaric Karst to have it protected by UNESCO. Slovenia opted for a solo bid in 2015, after Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina backed away.” (Slovenia Times)