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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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Albanian Government signs commitment to establish a Vjosa Wild River National Park

Albania takes an important step towards protecting the Vjosa River as government signs commitment to collaborate on Europe’s first Wild River National Park Tirana, Albania, 13 June, 2022 – After ten years of dedicated action by local communities, environmentalists, scientists and artists to permanently protect the Vjosa River and its tributaries, today, the Albanian government took […]

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The future of Europe’s largest unspoilt river hangs in the balance

The Vjosa, Europe’s largest wild river outside of Russia, faces its greatest danger yet, due to political uncertainty and opportunistic greed. Ahead of upcoming Albanian parliamentary elections, citizens, activists and conservationists are demanding political support for the establishment of Europe’s first wild river national park, thus protecting it forever. As part of this action, today […]

CategoriesActivities Press Release Stop urbanization of Divjaka-Karavasta NP

The third forum against the urbanization of the Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

++The need for synergistic actions in the protection of the National Park “Divjakë-Karavasta” from urbanization brings civil society and the scientific community together++ Tirana, December 12, 2017. Representatives of national and international environmental NGOs, environmental experts, donors and activists gathered yesterday in a forum dedicated to the “Divjakë-Karavasta” National Park to join forces in the […]

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Bern Convention: The Macedonian government must stop the construction of hydroelectric plants in the National Park

The Standing Committee of the Berne Convention at its annual meeting held on 5-8 December decided that plans for 17 hydropower plants in the Mavrova National Park in Macedonia should be suspended immediately. The Standing Committee highlighted its main concern regarding the continued construction of small hydropower plants within the park. The governing body of […]

CategoriesActivities Press Release Stop urbanization of Divjaka-Karavasta NP

The second Public Forum against the urbanization of the Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

Press release from the Coalition of environmental organizations in defense of PK Divjakë-Karavasta ++ Mega Resorts – Mega Problems! Experts raise the alarm: We are losing National Parks!++ Tirana, November 21, 2017.The second public forum was held on the negative impacts of the “Mabetex Grup” urbanization project in the Divjakë-Karavasta National Park. In the second […]