For the first time, PPNEA implemented the micro-projects component in Munella region, the main shelter where the Balkan lynx reproduced in Albania. The farmer Gjet Gjoni and his project "Development of bee keeping in Mirdita region” was one of the micro-grand’s winners. Through this micro-project , Gjeta increased the number of bees with 15 new colony. Moreover, he donated 3 bee hives to three other families in the area. PPNEA will always support the local people whose will contribute in sustainable use of natural resources in Munella region.

Local people from Prespa experienced a weekend different from usual, being part of the activities organized by PPNEA and PrespaNet - a network of three environmental organizations for the protection of Prespa, in the framework of the Green Belt Day.

On 22 September, PPNEA’s team gave a presentation to school children Liqenas, to inform them about the Green Belt Initiative and the pearls along it, and Prespa region being one of those.

They continued the next day to put together wooden materials in the form of a nest box and decorated them ...


The European Spring Alive season for Europe and Central Asia and for the first time in Albania is over. It is time to say goodbye Barn Swallows, which are beginning to gather before their annual migration trip.

This year pupils of some Albanian primary schools and other pupils from 55 countries, part of Spring Alive Progarmme observe and record the arrival of 5 migratory bird species each year: White Stork Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Common Cuckoo and Eurasian Bee-eater. Swallows and other migration birds will start their journey from Europe ti ...


The voting process of the "Alb.Bio.Blitz” 2016 photo competition successfully was concluded. For the jury it incredibly difficult to choose for the best photo of this contest with "Albanian Green Belt”.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this competition is Mr. Patrik Katona, with the photo of Meadow viper (Vipera ursinii), photo shoot one of the pearls of Albanian Green Belt, in Korab Koritnik Natural Park.

The aim of this photo contest with theme "Albanian Green Belt”, was to emphasize all biodiversity high values of this ecological belt. Albanian ...


In the framework of the MAVA project, supported by Noe Conservation, "Wetland Management and Dalmatian Pelican Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin" and in collaboration with the CEPF project "Land of Eagles and Castles" it was organized a four day training for young bird-watchers.
The course was focused at beginners in bird identification, and aiming to increase capacity of people dealing with eco-friendly tourism, rangers in nature reserves and national parks, from environmental NGOs, and students in these fields. The course was taught by a lecturer from the BSPB, it consisted of ...


PPNEA organized the workshop of Eco-guide with the participant of guest house, hoteliers and restaurants together with local guide. This activity was organised in the frame of the programme "Wetland Management and Dalmatian Pelikan Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin", with the support of Noe Conservation and with a strong collaboration of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park Administration. In this activity were present the nature guide trainer and Albanian Trip.

In the frame of the project "Management of Wetlands and Dalmatian Pelican Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin", Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania it was organized the workshop for the presentation of National Action Plan of Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) in Albania.
In this meeting are present different stakeholders such as representative of the Ministry of Environment, RAPA, NAPA of areas where the Dalmatian pelican is present. In addition, local and regional experts, different NGO-s, media and representative of fishing directories are present.

The Dalmatian Pelican, a flagship species which inhabits Karavasta lagoon, needs constant conservation measures to provide the right peaceful reproduction site and to return in its glorious days. For this reason, in the frame of the project "Management of Wetlands and Dalmatian Pelican Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin", PPNEA in close cooperation with Regional Administration of Protected Areas (RAPA) and with the support of Noe Conservation, EuroNatur have built for the last two years the artificial platform in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, to support the pelican’s island.

The nesting platform is supplied ...


In a school in Hungary, the bell rings the start of a noisy week day. Like in many schools, the grounds fill with happy laughter, the bouncing of balls, children running and playing. But this spring a new noise rang through the air of the Ady Endre Primary in Gyál: the chirrrps and tseeps of House Martins on their arrival from Africa. Rather than distracting from studies, the children go outside in their lessons to see what it’s all about! They say there are at least 10 nests under the ...


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posted by Mindi Greenberg 06.04.17