The course was designed for natural parks personnel, providing a balance between principles of conservation biology and applied conservation practice in the context of Albania's protected area system. The course took place in July 2016, in the Llogora National Park, and saw the participation of 21 experts on management and monitoring from twelve Protected Areas Regional Administrations.
The programme included formal lectures, exercises, discussions and field exercises. In the process of the course, groups of participants prepared assessments and designed action plans for the five Project Primary Parks, aiming to conserve their threatened species and habitats. This training course supported protected area teams to implement the respective management plans and to develop practical and sustainable programmes to ensure the long term conservation of Albania's biodiversity. The approaches and methods taught in the course will also help Albania's protected areas meet the management and monitoring requirements of the European Natura 2000 network.
The curriculum for the course was adapted to the needs of Albania and of the Project from a model of 5-day curriculum developed by Mike Appleton in 2015 in collaboration with the ProPark Foundation and supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). This model curriculum can be downloaded from the Europarc website here.
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