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European Commission welcomes the creation of the Vjosa Wild River National Park in the 2022 Progress Report

++ The EC calls on the authorities to take into account the concerns raised by civil society on the delineation of the network’s boundaries for protected areas ++ Tirana, July 27, 2023. In the Progress Report of the European Commission for Albania in 2022, important environmental issues were highlighted, reinforcing the efforts of civil society […]

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Second Court session for the protected areas of category IV, Managed reserve/Nature Park

March 2nd, 2023, Tirana.  The second court session was held today, for the Decision of the Council of Ministers (DCM) no. 60, dated 26.1.2022, “On the Proclamation of Natural Ecosystems, Natural Reserves/Managed Natural Parks (Category IV)”, in the Administrative Court of Appeal, where 11 Albanian Environmental Civil Society Organizations have sued the public authorities for the annulment of the decision of the Council of Ministers no. 59 and no. 60.

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The Local Community of Thirrë win the court case against HPPs

On February 24, the Administrative Court of the First Instance of Tirana decided to cancel the permit for the construction of the two HPPs and one water factory in the village of Thirrë Sang and Heb. The court’s decision marks another victory for environmental issues by protecting the environment threatened by illegal economic activities.

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Western Balkans: Scientists and NGO representatives call for more rivers to be protected as part of the Emerald Network

In 2011, Western Balkan countries proposed a small number of sites as part of the Europe-wide Emerald Network of protected natural areas. But too many of the region’s stunning rivers have been left unprotected – and a new proposal aims to rectify this. Today, a group of scientists and non-governmental organisations from 11 countries have […]

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51 civil society organizations and academic institutions in a joint declaration for protected areas

This is a moment that shapes the future of Protected Areas in Albania where 51 Civil Society Organizations, national and international, operating in the field of nature protection and academic-research institutions of natural sciences, joined forces and efforts towards an unwavering comprehensive and resilient commitment which aims to influence the political-making and decision-making instances so […]