Škocjanske jame, Slovenija – Škocjan Caves, Slovenia — Myrela

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Škocjanske jame, Slovenija – Škocjan Caves, Slovenia — Myrela

The morphological characteristics of the caves have supported the development of special climatic conditions that enable, in the pits and entrances to the caves, a very unusual coexistence of plant species that belong to both Alpine and Mediterranean climates. Likewise, living creatures have adapted to the strange karst habitat. This unusual ecology makes Škocjan Caves a unique laboratory of biodiversity and is the reason for the special attention paid to this area from the point of view of protection. With the help of the local population, the management of the Škocjan Regional Park (which covers over five square kilometers around the caves) is making a significant effort to protect these sensitive ecosystems, whose survival requires careful and appropriate development of the environment.