Membership




PPNEA is a member of International Union for Conservation of Nature. Joining IUCN brought an added value to the work of PPNEA on the promotion of common standards and best practices in conservation and sustainable development in Albania, always striving to effectively support grassroots conservation action. Aware of the large network and high profile of IUCN members, PPNEA hopes to improve cooperation with old and new partners at the national and regional level. Experience sharing and learning about standards and practices will greatly help our biodiversity conservation efforts.


PPNEA is proud of being an accredited CSO of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification since 1998 far before Albania ratified the convention in 2000. PPNEA has been active in the desertification issues and has signed two CSO Declarations to Combat Desertification in the Mediterranean , the first in Israel in 1999 and the second in Turkey in 2012.


The World Society for the Protection of Animals is one of the world’s leading animal welfare organizations. WSPA expose and oppose the suffering of animals in the wild, in our community, in farming and in disasters. PPNEA is a member of WSPA since 2005 and its work is directed toward wildlife captivity issues in Albania.


The Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), is a non-profit Federation of Mediterranean Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for Environment and Sustainable Development. PPNEA is an erly stage member of the federation and is mainly active within the Mediterranean Education Initiative for Environment and Sustainability.

The South Estern European Forum on High Nature Value (SEE HNV) is a SEE-wide network which raises awareness of the importance of low-intensity farming for nature conservation and aims to improve the way public policies respond to the needs of these farming systems. PPNEA is a member of this forum and promotes sustainabile and nature frendly farming practises in Albania.


The European Green Belt inititative has the vision to create the backbone of an ecological network that runs from the Barents to the Black sea, spanning some of the most important habitats for biodiversity and almost all distinct biogeographical regions in Europe. PPNEA is a member of this paneuropian initiative and together with its regonal and international partners is working toward the protection of the Balkan Green Belt.

The Med Forum is a network of environmentalist and ecological organisations of the Mediterranean aiming to incite in Mediterranean basin the ideals of support between peoples, of people with their environment, and between the people of today and the generations of the future. PPNEA is a member NGO of the forum and is mainly engaged in the desertification and climate change issues (unfortunately this network is not operational anymore).

Partners



The European Nature Heritage Fund – EuroNatur is a non-profit foundation which stands up for the conservation of the European nature heritage on many different levels, e.g. via special species protection projects, renaturation measures, and site protection as well as political lobbying activities or environmental education. PPNEA and EuroNatur have a longlasting collaboration and partneship and have implemented together many sucefful project for a large range of environmental issues.  

Coordinated research projects for the conservation and management of carnivores in Switzerland (KORA) is a small NGO dedicated to the coordination of carnivore conservation activities. KORA is one of the main partners of PPNEA since 2006, KORA has technically suported the implementation of two projects on Balkan Lynx monitoring and protection programes and still continues to help in this regard.  
Macedonian Ecological Society was established in 1972 in order to unite ecologists and environmental experts in Macedonia. Its activities comprise nature conservation with special emphasis on biodiversity, promotion and improvement of ecological education, raise public environmental awareness, etc. PPNEA and MES are partners in the field of nature protection for several years together they are implementing several projects on the transboundary area between Albania and Macedonia.

The Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) was founded in 1990 and was the result of concerted efforts from several conservation pioneers. The SPP mission is to safeguard the natural and cultural heritage of the Prespa basin as a whole, for the benefit of all its inhabitants both today and in the future. The PPNEA and the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) have a solid partnership in transboundary collaborations for the Prespa Park since its inception in 2000.

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) was established in 1858 and is an internationally operating conservation organisation based in Frankfurt/Main. FZS is involved in 70 conservation projects in 30 countries. PPNEA and FZS partnership is focused toward protecting forests in the core areas of the Prespa national park and toward reforestation in the border areas.

NINA's primary activity is to conduct applied research. Tags for research, quality and relevance, cooperation with other institutions, interdisciplinary and ecosystem approach. NINA supplies a wide range of services through research, monitoring, assessments and counseling. PPNEA and NINA has started their collboration in 2006 and curently together with other partnersare implementing  a project on the role of natural resources in sustainable rural livelihoods in the western Balkans.

Ecological Tourism in Europe (ETE) (German: Ökologischer Tourismus in Europa e.V.) founded in 1991 in Bonn, Germany, supports the development of sustainable tourism in both, Germany and Europe. ETE plans and implements model projects, which focus on regional development through environmentally and socially friendly tourism in protected areas and mountainous regions. PPNEA and ETE being coetanues have been acitvely collaborating since early 90s. One of major achivements of this partnership was the protection and status of managed reserve for Karavasta Lagoon during 1993-1995.  

Valbona acomodation society "Journey to Valbona" is local eco-touristic NGO in Tropoja district in north Albania. The society ofers a broad range of services and itineraries built around interests: Botanising, Bird-Watching, Cultural Interest, Tradional Architecture, Farming, Dancing, etc.  Journey to Valbona NGO is a strategic partner of PPNEA in terms of wildlife monitoring. More information on our joint activities can be found here.