The “NGOs for Biodiversity Conservation” project will address the preservation of the territorial and ecological integrity of the network of Protected Areas of Albania. The network starts from the 1960s, when the first protected areas were announced, consisting mainly of small forest areas. After the 2000s, this network was significantly expanded in order to fulfill the goal of creating oases of nature conservation and biodiversity of the country. Today, this network includes diverse ecosystems including mountainous ones covered with forests, grasslands and especially wetlands that include lagoons, lakes, rivers, coastal waters, coastal forests, coastal forests, sand dunes, soils with saline vegetation, shrubs, forests etc.
This process started in the middle of 2019 and initially proposed the reduction of an average of 20% of the surface of protected coastal areas, where Narta stood out, which was reduced by nearly 45% of the current surface, Velipoja by 27%, Divjakë-Karavastaja by 12%, etc.
Protection of the network of Protected Areas from reduction in area, loss and degradation of habitats and wild species of flora and fauna.
Protection of Protected Areas from surface reduction;
Protection of vital habitats in the interior or near Protected Areas endangered by unstable economic activity;
Protection of the symbol species (flora and fauna) of the Protected Areas from loss and reduction;
Influence of organizations in decision-making and responsible environmental policies that guarantee the protection of Protected Areas, habitats and species.
Project implementation period: May 2022- November 2023