PPNEA representatives, together with representatives from EuroNatur, Federal Agency for Nature Protection (BfN), and Regional Agency of Protected Areas-Elbasan, organized an expedition in Rrajca on 11-12-13 July, to see the area and to monitor three ongoing pilot/model projects; (i) Promotion and awareness rising;(ii) Promoting sustainable development; (iii) Promoting alternative energy use within the area.

This activity was organized in the framework of the project "Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Green Belt Albania”, financially supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and jointly implemented by Euronature Germany and ...


In the frame of “Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme 3rd phase”, PPNEA organized on 28th of June 2016, at Hotel Tirana International a meeting for presenting the findings of a research study entitled “Assessing the biodiversity values of Munella Mountain area”. This study was realized in the frame of the initiative to declare Munella Mountain area as a Protected Area, which was prepared by Albanian and foreign experts. The event aimed to present the initiative for the proclamation of Munella as a protected area, presenting the findings of the research ...


The education and awareness campaign with schools in Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park concluded on the 12 June, with a field expedition in Qarrishte, the central part of the National Park.

High school students from "Shefqet Dosku’’ school in Dorez together with experts from PPNEA, Agri-en and Park administration staff spend the day working in small groups to do bird watching, learning about wildlife monitoring method with camera traps and hiking along trails to identify plants they learnt in the previous trainings.

After the field work it was realized also a ceremony for the distribution ...


A first of its kind transboundary Spring School is taking place in southwest Balkans within the framework of the Act4Drin entitled ‘The natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin: from field observations and knowledge to collective actions towards protecting freshwater ecosystems’. The Act4Drin is an initiative aiming at raising public awareness, enhancing knowledge and empowering NGOs to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin. 

From 7 to 15 May 2016 some 28 natural sciences students from the Drin Riparian countries, namely Albania, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro ...


In the framework of the regional programme "Wetland Management and Dalmatian Pelican Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin", it was organized for the second time the "Pelican’s Day” that corresponds with the "World Migratory Bird Day”. After the opening ceremony, different outdoor activities were planned in the park.

The visit at Godulla e Vogël and the observation of pelican’s colony from one of the towers were some of the activities. Students of Biology from Vlora University together with pupils of Divjaka Primary School were involved. Promoting the natural values of the park ...


Drin Day 2016
Raising awareness among local communities
on the importance of sustainable management for the Drin River Basin

Following its successful organization in 2014 and 2015, the 3rd Drin Day was celebrated on 5 May 2016to sensitize a wide range of local stakeholders on the critical value of the Drin River Basin and its ecosystem services in the local communities’ everyday quality of life and economic activity. About 1.5 million people rely on the basin’s freshwater resources for drinking water. They also rely on economic activities that use Drin’s water such as ...


PPNEA’s representative took part in the "Balkan Green Belt Regional Conference 2016” which took place between 13 and 16 April in Baile Herculane, Rumani. The event was organized by German foundation EuroNatur, IUCN and the hosts from the Explorers Speleological Association, Romania, in the frame of the project "Protecting Biodiversity in the Balkans - Strengthening cooperation along the Balkan Green Belt", which is financially supported by the German Federal Environmental Foundation. 50 participants from different governmental institutions, non-government organizations, science and research institutes of the nine countries along the Balkan ...


The second phase of the programe started very successfully and we have visited four Primary schools within Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park. 

The outdoor education specialist from PPNEA, Klaudja Koçi facilitated the organization process of the education visits to the schools in the Shebenik region and assisted the working group in all the steps of the process, including the visits in the schools. 

On 12 April, the student group of the Ambassadors from ‘’Sali Halili’’ High school in Rrajca together with the PPNEA staff, the National Park  and Agri-En representatives visited the Primary school ...


PPNEA in the frame of the Balkan Lynx Recovery Programe 3rd phase is carrying out a research study on assessing the biodiversity values of Munella Mountain area, located in Puke-Mirdite region. Munella Mountain area is a very well known for being an important habitat for the survival of a critically endangered species, Balkan Lynx, and is the only habitat in Albania where Balkan lynx are known to occur in the form of a sub-population (5-6 individuals).

Currently, a group of experts is working on assessing the biodiversity values of Munella Mountain ...


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posted by Mindi Greenberg 06.04.17