Balkan goldenrings are our largest dragonflies, but they live by small, intact streams and their upper courses. These yellow-black adult animals can only be seen by intact streams which haven't been influenced by humans.
Adult Balkan golderings never move far from the place where they lived their hidden larva life, buried in the substrate of a clear stream. Two seemingly similar species live in the remote ravines of the Notranjska Regional Park – Balkan and sombre goldenring.
Both are threatened by inconsiderate interferences in their habitat and surroundings, and also by worsening droughts, during which the streams may dry out. Therefore, both species have been included on the IUCN Red List.