May 27, 2019
Scholarship opportunity for PhD programme in the field of environment
PfK offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience Italian culture and build lasting positive relationships with Italy.
The PfK PhD program provides a total of 19 MSc scholarships and 6 PhD Fellowships in the period 2019-2022 for citizens of Kenya, Mozambique, Tunisia, Pakistan, Albania, Lebanon and Ethiopia. The call for PhD applications for PfK scholarships is now...
May 1, 2019
Llogara-Karaburun-Orikum-Mt. Cika – a model for Natura 2000 in Albania
In the process of joining the European Union, candidate countries such as Albania, must transpose into their national legislation the requirements of the Birds and Habitats Directives, the two legal pillars of Natura 2000 network. This process has been initiated in Albania within NaturAL, through consultative workshops with national biodiversity experts and participatory exercise with stakeholders and groups of interest that resulted in a preliminary list of...
April 17, 2019
Atlas 'Bats of Albania' published
Supported by the EU funded project NaturAL and led by Philippe Théou, rangers and experts from the Regional Administration of Protected Areas were monitoring the bat species occurrence in protected areas of Albania for several years, to understand them better and to assure more effective management of their habitats. The newly published Atlas: Bats of Albania summarizes the results of their work that confirms the importance of Albania for bat conservation in...
April 17, 2019
Towards Natura 2000 in Albania
Natura 2000 is the centrepiece of EU nature policies - the largest coordinated network of protected sites in the world. In Albania, the national network of protected areas covers 18% of the territory. Despite being on a steady rise, the Albanian system of protected areas is facing numerous challenges and threats, stemming from the country’s fast development in recent years. To help address these issues, NaturAL project partner organizations and experts have...
March 25, 2019
Dajti Mountain Visitor Centre - another milestone for Albania’s Protected Areas
A new Visitor Centre is welcoming tourists and visitors at the “Natural Balcony of Tirana”, one of preferred destinations for everyone that visits the capital of Albania.
“Preserving natural resources and raising awareness about the rich biodiversity of Albania is fundamental for the development of a more environmental-friendly tourism model and culture. The kind of tourism that builds on nature conservation to support sustainable...
January 25, 2019
Promoting the co-existence of the inhabitants with nature and tourism development
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...