Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) participated in the technical forum the technical forum organized on 15 September 2015 had participants from environmental civil society organizations in Albania and took place in Kune-Vain protected area in Lezhe district. This is an activity under the project ‘’Journey to Paris- for the integration of climate change issues in the strategic documents and national policies’’, implemented by Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) and funded by the Regional Environmental Center Albania (REC Albania). 
 
This is the second technical forum organized ...

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PPNEA was happy to deliver a presentation at the biggest outdoor summer camp held in Albania.  Outdoor Ambassadors Albania organized a five days camp with more than 60 young students from all over Albania who spent a week together in Peze, Tirane the last week of August 2015. PPNEA representatives presented to the camp the Association’s work but more specifically they spoke about the ‘’Balkan Lynx Ambassador’s Programe’’, the peer education programe that PPNEA designed and started implementing in Spring 2015. This programe was firstly implemented in two pilot schools ...

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Within the CEPF founded project "Land of Eagles and Castles”, PPNEA and BSPB have organized a know-how exchange visit to Bulgaria, in the region of Burgas along the Black Sea coast from 24th to 29th of August. In this area are found the Burgas wetlands, a part of which, such as Atanasovsko lake and the area around are both a Natura 2000 and Ramsar site, and represent the most important bottle neck in Bulgaria for the migration of birds.
 
In addition, in this area is found the only Salinas in ...

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Nowadays, the ”Divjaka – Karavasta” National Park it has become an interesting attraction not only for Albanian visitors but also for foreign visitors that come to see and enjoy the amazing beauty of the area: natural area with seaside pines, isolated beaches and convenient nesting place for seabirds. 

Therefore, the Association for Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), in collaboration with the Administration of Protected Areas – Fier, has finally finalized the construction of the new bird - watching tower in the area of the Park. The bird-watching ...

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The Balkan Lynx Newsletter is the voice of the "Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme”.
 
The newsletter summarises all information related to the work done for the preservation of Balkan lynx in the range countries.
 
In the latest newsletter you can find the below information regarding all the activities implemented during the past few months:

Lynx in Kosovo!
Balkan lynx evidence from the Albanian Alps
Fourth deterministic camera-trapping survey in Mavrovo NP
Intensive camera-trapping survey in Puka-Mirdita and Kukës regions
Field activities in southern Kosovo
Camera-trapping in Montenegro
Update from the field - Bjeshkët ...

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The Dutch Mammal Society, assisted by the association for Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), with the local support of the Regional Administration of Protected Areas – Elbasan has implemented an ecological summer camp in the Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park entitled "Methods and techniques for monitoring and inventory of mammals”. The main aim of the ecological summer camp was to carry out an assessment of the current situation of small mammals in Shebenik Jabllanice National Park and to extend and exchange knowledge and share experiences. 

The camp was leaded ...

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Beech (Fagus sylvatica) is the most common tree species in Albania. Beech forests occur at 800 to 1600 m elevation in northern Albania, from 1 000 to 1 800 m in the middle part of the country and from 1 200 to 1 900 m in the southeastern part of the country. They provide important wildlife habitats for various sensitive species such as bear, wolf, fox, wild boar, marten and Balkan lynx.
 
The Gashi forests of Lumi i Gashit Strict Reserve and Rajca Forests of Shebenik Jabllanica National ...

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A sad news coming from the field. In the late evening of 22 July, PPNEA has received signals from locals in the village of Lure, Diber, that the rare Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) staying there, has died because of the collusion in electric lines.
 
Referring to the locals, this individual has been found in bad conditions more than one year ago closed to a dumping site in the village of Lure, Diber and has been taken and feed for around one month, and afterwards released in the wild. However, even ...

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Sensational news from the Albanian Alps! PPNEA has been notified by Catherine from Journey to Valbona about a photograph of a Balkan lynx individual taken by a local touristic guide in the region of Thethi. The photo is extraordinary also because it has been taken with a mobile phone. Besides proving the presence of lynx in the region, it also shows the growing enthusiasm among tourist operators about the potential of wildlife as an great natural resource.
 
Ardit - the local guide who took the picture - tells PPNEA about ...

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