Drone photography is not permitted in Triglav National Park

Drone photography is not permitted in Triglav National Park

During walks in the Triglav National Park (TNP), visitors also come across warnings about what is allowed to do in the park and what is forbidden. Among the things that are not allowed are swimming in any of the high-altitude lakes (including washing dishes), camping, lighting a fire, and using drones.

No fly drones zone

Recently, Slovenian media reported that there has been an increase in aerial photography and filming in the area of the Triglav National Park. It was pointed out that the whole park is no fly zone, and that violations are most often the result of visitor’s ignorance.

Violators are warned by nature conservation supervisors on the field, and the Triglav National Park institute also pays attention to the posts of aerial photographs on social networks.

Some exceptions are allowed with consent

The use of drones after prior consent and payment of administrative fees is permitted only for scientific research, surveying and filming of documentaries and promotional films intended to promote the park and local communities, taking into account noise limits and height.

Furthermore, the purpose of the recording and thus the use of the recordings are checked during the consent procedure. Additionally, the content of the recording must be in accordance with the goals and purposes of the park.

“If we want to preserve nature and show all these beauties to our descendants, it is necessary to follow the rules. Enjoy amazing nature when visiting this protected area, but please stay on trails, be quiet, don’t use drones, don’t pick flowers, respect animals privacy, don’t swim in the mountain lakes. Watch, smell, touch and feel the beauty.” (Triglav National Park on Facebook)

Drone laws in Slovenia

Slovenia differentiates a little commercial vs recreational drone use. Both are subject to restrictions & a strict code of conduct. Additionally, depending on the weight of your drone, different rules will apply.

Triglav National Park (TNP) (Slovene: Triglavski narodni park) is the only national park in Slovenia. It was established in its modern form in 1981 and is located in the north-western part of the country. Mount Triglav, the highest peak of Julian Alps, stands almost in the middle of the national park.

You can see more at: Drone Laws in Slovenia | UAV Coach (2020)

(Featured head photo: Triglav National Park account on Facebook)

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