Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) is implementing the “Tripoint Brown Bear (TBB)” project for the conservation of the brown bear and its habitats.
The aim of the project is to ensure the conservation of the brown bear in the cross-border area between Albania, North Macedonia, and Greece as part of the Pindo-Dinaric population. The TBB aims to gather intel about brown bear habitats, their quality, and the drivers of current and future fragmentation.
The objectives of the project are:
- Ensuring the necessary support for the transboundary management of the brown bear from the relevant authorities and interested parties;
- Identification of hotspots of habitat fragmentation and development of recommendations for their mitigation (creation of protected areas, wildlife corridors, and passage structures);
- Creation of structures to ensure coexistence between bears and humans, namely bear population monitoring teams and bear emergency teams.
The project is implemented in cooperation with partners: Euronatur, Macedonian Ecological Society & Callisto.
In Albania, the project is being implemented in the southeastern area, including: Shebenik-Jabllanicë, Polis-Gur i Zi-Valamarë, Prespë, Moravë, Gramoz, Hotovë, Tomorr and Ostrovicë. Also with a focus on the new areas where the brown bear has been identified in the last decade, west of the Vjosa river, including Dhëmbel-Nemërçkë, Lunxheri-Bureto, Sotira, Lucë and Kurvelesh.
April 2022 – September 2023
Fondazione Capellino & funds of each partner organization