Submitted by: The Slovak Environmental Agency
Implemented country: Slovakia
Title: Friends with nature
The Project "Living Nature" was founded by the Slovakian Environmental Agency in 1999 to raise awareness and knowledge of the country's rich natural heritage, involving students, families and communities. The project was introduced to all schools in Slovakia. A network of 800 biodiversity monitoring groups in schools and youth groups (about 8.000 students) throughout the country was established and the results of these monitoring processes were so extensive that they were published in the Slovak State of the Environment Report.