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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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