On Tuesday 07 July 2015 representatives of "Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania" (PPNEA) met in Librazhd with five NGOs beneficiaries of small grants in the framework of the project "Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme" focused on promoting sustainable development in "Shebenik-Jabllanica" National Park. The meeting was facilitated in collaboration with the director of the Protected Areas Administration of Elbasan.

Associations gathered together to share with us their experiences in the implementation of these projects, the results, difficulties encountered and the future challenges. Good level of cooperation between them and ...


PPNEA in close collaboration with National Protected Areas Agency, Fishery Management Organization of Kukws and FINCH organization from Kosovo, organized educational and awareness activity in the frame work of the World Migratory Bird Day, on 9 May, in Kukes, Kashta Slough. 

Pupils from the Kukes 9-years schools participated in this activity. Also there were present a lot of local collaborators and environmental specialists.
The aim of this activity is education and awareness of the new generation about the importance of bird life protection especially in a very important zone for migratory birds ...


"Egnantia” Association in the framework of the project "Ambassadors of Sustainable Development in Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park” granted by PPNEAs "Balkan Lynx Recovery Program”. These grants are given by PPNEA for promotion and capacity building to local NGOs from Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park. 

This activity aimed to explore special parts of Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park, which are allowed to be visited by foreigners. The journey started from Librazhd City, followed by the villages Togëz, Zgosht, Lunik, Llangë, Steblevë, Fushe-Studnë till the last destination Fushë-Letmi. 

In all these villages there are many picturesque attractions, such as ...


The transnational "Peaks of the Balkans Trail” leads through one of the most remote and wild mountainous regions of the Western Balkans shared between Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. A quote in the New York Times effectively explains this: "The Peaks of the Balkans Trail, literally links Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox enclaves, as well as Slavs and numerous Albanian tribes in three adjoining national parks, each showcasing the border region’s inestimable beauty.”
To explore this thrilling corner of earth, Todd Walters Executive Director of the US based NGO International Peace Park ...


This year's Biodiversity Day (22 May) came with a great educational activity for Balkan lynx! The lynx team at Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania organized an excursion in Munella Mountain, the main shelter of Balkan lynx in Albania with the newly formed group of Lynx Ambassadors from Rreshen high school in Mirdita, teachers and local collaborators.
Walking in nature, acquaintance with natural values of Munella Mountain and role-play on lynx biology, ecology and its protection were special moments and emotions. Thanks to the Balkan lynx ambassadors and ...


PPNEA team was invited in the Tirana Green Drinks where every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions. Our experts Klaudja Koci and Bledi Hoxha shared with participants their positive experience on the Balkan Lynx Ambassadors education programme as an important component for Balkan lynx (critically endangered species) protection in Albania.
Moreover, Klaudia Koci as a coordinator of Prespa Net, highlighted the importance of cross-border cooperation between three countries Albania-Macedonia-Greece for protection and promotion of natural and cultural values in Prespa. The Dalmatian Pelican, ...


A pilot training course in bird identification was held in Albania for the period 9-13th of May in relation to the World Migratory Bird Day. The event was organized under the joint efforts of the Association for Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) / BirdLife Bulgaria, in the frames of the CEPF project "Land of Eagles and Castles”.
The course was taught by a lecturer from the BSPB and consisted of three days theory and two ...


Association "JONA”, Sarandë being granted by PPNEA within the CEPF founded project "Land of Eagles and Castles”, is implementing a small grant aiming to inform and raise pride of local communities about the high natural values of the National Park Butrint. On the focus of this project are 10 schools of the area. Association "JONA” in close collaboration with the Directorate of Education, Sarandë, National Park Authorities and other stakeholders are implementing different environmental education activities, and on the new study year all pupils will find in the walls of ...


Our bird conservation team member Oresta Saliaj and our volunteer Denada Ziu participated in the "Balkan Anti-poison Workshop” that took place in Papingo, Greece along 25-26th of May 2015. The workshop aimed to increase the awareness and existing know-how on the matter of illegal use of poison baits, essential for the conservation of the last pairs of Egyptian vultures in the Balkans.
The problem of poison has been identified in Greece as the number one threat for the survival of the species in the country, and it is also known ...


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posted by Mindi Greenberg 06.04.17