In early November, the Coalition of Organizations for Protected Areas was warmly welcomed by students and academic staff at the University Polis for an enlightening open lecture. The discussion centered around the theme “Impact on Protected Areas in Albania – Boundary Review, Legal, and Ecological Issues.” This engaging lecture left a lasting impact on all attendees.
The meeting aimed to discuss and present the current situation surrounding the cause of Protected Areas (PAs) in Albania. It addressed the negative consequences of the review of PAs, the process involved, and the significance of litigation in addressing these issues. The primary goal was to foster collaboration between the network of Organizations for Protected Areas (OPAs) and academic institutions to strengthen the cause.
The series of open lectures will continue to be held at other academic institutions across the country. We encourage you to stay informed by following our updates as we spread knowledge and awareness about the importance of protecting our natural heritage.
The lecture exemplified the dedication of organizations and academic institutions to addressing critical issues related to the review and protection of Albania’s Protected Areas. By engaging with students and academic staff, this initiative aims to create informed advocates and strengthen the conservation cause. The ongoing lecture series is a testament to the collaborative efforts of organizations and educational institutions in safeguarding the ecological balance and biodiversity of Albania.
The activities are part of the “NGOs for Biodiversity Conservation” project, supported by #GreenAL. Funding for this project comes from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), with contributions from the Swedish Government. The project is implemented by Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development, in collaboration with CISP Sviluppo dei Popoli, VIS Albania, and COSV – Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo.