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 core zone of the National Park Shebenik&Jabllanica and Gashi core zone of the "Lumi I GashiStrict Nature Reserve”, an important chain of the Balkan Green Belt, this events aimed (i)to develop scenarios for improving the achievement of the conservation targets; (ii) to explore on potential suitable exemplary activities for optimizing the achievement of the conservation objectives as well as the improvement of living conditions for the local population.
These events were attended by representatives from local communities of the respective areas, Regional Agency of Protected Areas, local authorities, teachers, local NGOs, etc.
The workshops resulted to be very successful, all the participants were very active in the discussions, and valuable information have been obtained from this workshops that will be very helpful for the further actions/activities of the project on both respective areas.