News and Announcements

September 18, 2018
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR RAPA COMMUNICATION OFFICERS FINALIZED

Fourteen newly appointed Communication officers from Regional Administrations of Protected Areas (RAPA COs) in Albania received the certificate after successfully completing the training programme on “Professional development programme for RAPAs” supported by the EU funded project NaturAL in partnership with the National Agency of Protected Areas of Albania.

RAPA’s CO were trained on communication principles, interviewing, presentations and financial skills in order to better promote Albania’s Protected Areas and raise awareness on nature protection. Five dedicated modules on (I) Principles of Communication, Writing & Interviewing skills; (II) Event Organization; (III) Financial aspects of the Protected Areas (IV) Supervising management & (V) Reporting & Publishing were delivered by the experienced staff of NaturAL, IUCN and NAPA.

“Through group exercises and live presentations we were able to develop the skills valuable for our daily work. It was good to share best practices and experiences among each-other and replicate them in our areas”-said Ornela Poçi from RAPA Elbasan during the awarding ceremony.

Learning about organising communication activities and awareness campaigns through practical examples helped RAPA COs to plan effectively future events in their protected areas to achieve the best results and high impact.

This training helped RAPA COs to support the realization of the overall objective of NAPA to inform, communicate and educate the identified target groups: visitors, local communities and nature resource managers on the importance of nature conservation in Albania and the role of the PAs.

To see photos from the event go to Gallery.


Latest news

January 25, 2019

Promoting the co-existence of the inhabitants with nature and tourism development with nature protection

A newly refurbished and renovated visitor centre in Llogara National Park today opens its doors for the tourists and nature lovers. The investment of European Union through its project NaturAL - Strengthening National capacity in Nature Protection preparation for Natura 2000 network - has transformed the Visitor Centre into an innovative point of reference providing comprehensive information on the natural ecosystem as well as its management, through the work...

Read more


January 16, 2019

#AlbanianWetlands photo contest

The contest takes place on NaturAL Facebook page (@NaturaAlbania) from 16 to 27 January 2019. To enter, share a photo from Albania, in one of the following three categories: 1. Waterbird, 2. Wetland and 3. Threats affecting wetlands, on Facebook using the tags #AlbanianWetlands, #KeepWetlands and #IWP019 and @NaturaAlbania. Show us why are wetlands important? Why should we care about the Albanian wetlands and birds that live/rest there? What is threatening...

Read more


January 10, 2019

Identifying potential Natura 2000 sites

Teams of scientists and experts have initiated the work on Natura 2000 sites identification in Albania, applying the participatory ecological method. Their approach and results were introduced to key stakeholders in summer 2018 in Llogara National Park, during the first in a series of workshops. Sites for the Natura 2000 Network are selected on scientific grounds. The first step each EU Member State has to make is the identification of important locations for...

Read more


January 9, 2019

The EU Birds and Habitats Directives brochure

To conserve Europe’s natural heritage, the European Union has put in place two important pieces of legislation, the EU Birds and Habitats Directives (EU Nature Directives). Their overall objective is to ensure that the species and habitat types they protect are maintained, or restored, to a favourable conservation status throughout their natural range within the EU. At the heart of both Nature Directives lies the creation of a Europe-wide ecological...

Read more


December 8, 2018

EU WINTER FAIR – CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH NATURE

A full day of activities dedicated to nature protection and promotion of Albania’s Protected Areas at EU Winter Fair organized in Berat where EU Member States’ embassies, EU funded projects in Albania and civil society organisations joined the celebrations. Albanian Protected Areas were part of this event supported by NaturAl project. The staff of Regional Agency of Protected Areas (RAPA) from Berat joined the tent of NaturAl project, together with...

Read more


November 9, 2018

A new Training Center in Kukës

A newly renovated training center at the Regional Administration of Protected Areas premises in Kukës now welcomes environment experts, officials, young people passionate about nature and Korab – Korritnik Managed Nature Reserve and school children.  It was inaugurated on November 9th 2018 among representatives of local communities, NGOs, NAPA, RAPAs, Ministry of Tourism and Environment and NaturAl project. The rehabilitation of the offices and...

Read more


NaturAL

IPA 2013 - Natura 2000 and Protected Areas
Torre Drin, 5 Floor
Tirana, Albania
Tel: +35542240880/1/2/3
info@natura.al