Landscape park Pivka intermittent Lakes
The municipality of Pivka has the most lakes in Slovenia, but most of the time there are none at all. The lakes are intermittent. Most of the Pivka lakes (11 out of 17) are located in the municipality of Pivka, which gave the name to the Pivka intermittent lakes landscape park. The landscape park includes Zgornja Pivka and Javornike within the municipality. Five lakes in the area of Ilirska Bistrica and one lake in the area of Postojna remain outside the landscape park. The municipal border, and thus also the border of the landscape park, runs right along the basin of Kljun’s pond; the higher part of the basin, called Mali dol, belongs to the municipality of Ilirska Bistrica.
The landscape park of the Pivka intermittent lakes borders to the east the Notranjska regional park in the area of the municipality of Cerknica, which together belong to the basin of the Ljubljanica karst. On the western side, the landscape park follows the border of the Natura 2000 area, where it extends over the Tabor ridge at the foot of the Košanska dolina and Brkinov, which is already part of the area of influence of the Škocjan Cave Regional Park (River basin).
There were 117 natural values in the Landscape Park of the Pivka Intermittent Lakes when the park was founded.
Of the 17 Pivka lakes, 14 have the status of natural value, of which Palško and Petelinjska jezero are natural values of national importance.