The Triglav National Park and the Alpine Convention on view to air passengers

In the context of Slovenia's Presidency of the Alpine Convention in the period 2009–2011, the Triglav National Park has created a travelling exhibition called "The Triglav National Park and the Alpine Convention". The exhibition will be on view until the end of April on the first floor of the passenger terminal at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The purpose of the exhibition is to draw attention to the sensitive Alpine region, an important source of drinking water and an area of remarkable natural and cultural heritage.

Exhibitions, be they artistic, photographic or educational, have become something of a constant at the airport, enhancing the space and introducing a valuable new dimension for passengers. The current exhibition serves both educational and promotional purposes, providing domestic and foreign passengers with information about the riches of the Triglav National Park and the importance of the Alpine Convention – not just for Slovenia but also more widely.

The exhibition highlights the importance of the Alpine Convention as a new hope for the Alps and underlines the common responsibility that we share for finding a balance between protecting nature and managing its resources, conserving the remarkable natural and cultural diversity of the Alps, and improving the quality of life of the Alpine population. The area of the Alpine Convention is visited by 100 million visitors every year. This exhibition is also an opportunity to present the importance of the conserved nature and cultural heritage of the Triglav National Park and the Alps from the point of view of the tourism sector.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Alpine Convention and the 30th anniversary of the legal establishment of the Triglav National Park. In May 1981 Slovenia's only national park got its own law, on the basis of which it was officially established. The law also set out the park's fundamental objectives and purposes, defined the external boundaries of the protected area and designated individual protection areas and protection regimes.