The fourth LIFE film premiers tomorrow
“Establishing the old situation is a process that we rarely meet anywhere, but it is present here on Lake Cerknica. The Notranjska Regional Park certainly does not implement it without problems. It is impossible to restore the old state completerly. On the other hand, this effort is an expression of respect, a particularly intense and distinct attitude towards nature, which should develop in its own way, and we should admire it as it is.”
The fourth film, shot as part of the LIFE Stržen project, narrates of returning the image of Lake Cerknica to a time a hundred years ago, when people had not yet interfered with its natural cycles and properties. The film is dedicated to the restoration of the bends of Stržen and the legendary defender of Lake Cerknica, Pavel Kunaver. The deceased geographer and historian, alpinist, caver, skier, passionate advocate of nature protection and prolific popular science writer certainly carries the biggest merit for the fact that Lake Cerknica was not completely turned into a permanent accumulation lake, in 1960s, next to which hotels, inns and perhaps even a hydroelectric power plant would be built.
In the video, his son, the eminent professor Jurij Kunaver talks about his father and how he would be thriled to see Stržen running through its previous meanders that had been taken from it a century ago.