The variety of animal life in Bohinj is due to favourable circumstances (basin geography, large differences in altitude, influences of the Mediterranean sea and geological characteristics). Here, almost all species which are characteristic for mountain habitats can be found. From the imposing Alpine ibex and all the way to the microscopic world, one can discover many, even endangered, rare, and indigenous species.
When observing animals, we can unintentionally cause serious damage, especially if we choose the wrong time and place for it.
Disturbances due to observation and photography of animals are getting worse and worse in some black grouse habitats, which endangers their survival. We ask that you treat with respect and within reason, when visiting habitat areas, so the animals can live as undisturbed as possible. Keeping the black grouse in the Alps is a common responsibility, which is only possible with mutual cooperation.
In the black grouse mating and hatching seasons, and when they are guiding their young, the environmental monitoring of the most visited habitats will increase, and the intentional disturbing of animals may be appropriately punished.