In the frame of "Balkan Lynx Recovery Proramme”, PPNEA organized the third workshop with Balkan lynx monitoring network in Albania. The workshop was organized on the 22 December 2015 in the city of Puka, due to the last incidents happened in Munella, as the massive logging and the kill of a lynx cub. The main aim of this meeting was to increase the cooperation and the further enlargement of the Balkan lynx monitoring network to protect the Munella Mt., the main shelter of this critically endangered species in Albania. In ...

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Last week in the Munella Mountain (Puka region), in the only area where lynx survive in Albania, a dead lynx cub was found to have been killed and reported to PPNEA. The perpetrator is young local shepherd, who killed the lynx with stones without having knowledge on what animal it is, very near the village where he is living.
This kill is incredibly sad news, knowing that the total estimated population of lynx in Munella is between 4-6 adult individuals.
The Balkan lynx is a flagship species for the conservation of the ...

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Two workshops on sustainable development and nature conservation were held in Rrajca and Valbone in the framework of the project "Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Green Belt Albania”.

Two workshops have been organized in Rrajca and Valbona, respectively on 27 and 30 of November 2015, in the frame of"Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Green Belt Albania” project, financed by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and jointly implemented by Euronature Germany and PPNEA. Besides to the identification of the main threats and conservation objectives for the Rrajca ...

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Our attempts to emphasize the importance of the Balkan Lynx and to save this species are now in a right way this due to the positive news because IUCN Red List of Threatened Species classified as Critically Endangered species. The Balkan Lynx is a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx and it is considered as Critically Endangered. It occurs in the southwest Balkan Mountains in the border areas between Macedonia and Albania.
 
To prevent the extinction of the Balkan Lynx, PPNEA in collaboration with the MES (Macedonian ecological society) also with ...

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Balkan Lynx Ambassadors of the ‘’Migjeni’’ Primary school together with PPNEA Balkan Lynx team visited the two first schools in Puka region, on 3rd November 2015. The Ambassadors went to ‘’Pjeter Arbnori’’ primary school in Fushe-Arrez and ‘’Shtjefen Gjecovi’’ primary school in Kryezi. 
The activities took part in the school environment and had a good participation from pupils of different grades, who were invited to share their knowledge on Balkan lynx with their peers from ‘’Migjeni’’ school. Information sharing through the voices of our Balkan Lynx Ambassadors using educational materials developed ...

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The 3rd transboundary newsletter from PrespaNet is now ready and started to distribute in Prespa region. On 10- 11 October 2015, the PrespaNet officers met in Albanian Prespa and visited the villages on Lesser and Macro Prespa to hand out the new issue of the transboundary newsletter. 
 
The main theme for this 3rd issue is the life activities of local people from the three sides of the lake, during summer time. For this reason, PrespaNet officers have interviewed two individuals from each side of Prespa and presented their profile and the ...

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Representatives of the Association for Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) participated at the "Balkan Green Belt Workshop” that took place in Lake Prespa, Greece along 29-30th of September 2015. 

This event it was organized in the frame of the project "Protecting Biodiversity in the Balkans - Strengthening cooperation along the Balkan Green Belt”, which is jointly implemented by IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe and EuroNatur and funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt. The project aims at the conservation of a transboundary ecological network along the border ...

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PPNEA in framework of the project "Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Green Belt Albania” on 3 October 2015, in Prrenjas city has developed the first workshop of "Threats and the Human Activities on Rrajca Beech Forest Conservation”. This project is supported by the Federal Agency for Nature conservation with funds of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety”.
 
It was the first workshop of a series of four that will help to raise awareness, to identify the main threats and usage of these ...

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PPNEA, in collaboration with National Coast Agency, Administration of Protected Areas Vlorë, Local Administrative units of Novoselë and Qendër, placed informative tables, in both Albanian and English language, at the entrance of the main tourist trails in the area of Protected Landscape Vjosë-Nartë. These are the first informative tables placed in this area, and are of significant importance on firstly to inform locals that they are living inside a protected area, which holds high natural values and provides very good opportunities for development of tourism and other sustainable livelihood activities. ...

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