Publications and reports


Want to know more about how bats use trees?

Want to know more about how bats use trees?

Check out an amazing poster, created by The Mammal Next Door and Bat Conservation Trust, now also available in Albanian! It is available for download and printing, in several languages.

Bats are protected by the Albanian law and EU’s Birds and Habitats Directives. At the heart of Nature Directives lies the creation of a European ecological network of protected sites, the Natura 2000 Network. Every EU Member country has an obligation to designate Natura 2000 sites to help conserve the rare habitats and species that occur on their territory. Hundreds of bat hibernation roosts are protected today under Natura 2000 and closed to the public. The bats are responding well, their populations in Natura 2000 sites are stable.


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Introducing Protected Areas of Albania

Introducing Protected Areas of Albania

Interested in protected areas? Want to learn what they are and which social, environmental and economic benefits they provide to people and communities worldwide? Who are the Albanian rangers?

This booklet on Protected Areas of Albania will briefly answer your questions! Read through and get inspired to visit different Protected Areas of Albania.

 


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Biodiversity and Protected Areas of Albania

Biodiversity and Protected Areas of Albania

A poster that will support the participation of Ministry of Environment of Albania at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.


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How effective are Albanian Protected Areas?

How effective are Albanian Protected Areas?

The assessment of 51 protected areas of Albania was conducted using the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) in the frame of the project NaturAL. The highest percentage of poor effectiveness was observed with respect to financial management and budget security, and availability and maintenance of equipment. The highest percentage of excellent scores was reported on the legal status of protected areas and condition of values.

The METT, developed by WWF and the World Bank, follows the IUCN Framework for assessing Protected Area Management Effectiveness (IUCN PAME Framework), mostly focusing on context, planning, inputs and process.

 


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Green Steps Magazine

Green Steps Magazine

The Magazine focuses on nature education that plays a significant role shaping the attitude of new generations in Albania. “Hapat e Gjelbër” (“Green Steps”) is targeting the youth and the general public aiming to increase the knowledge on environmental issues and connect its readers with nature, inspiring love and support for nature and creating nature advocates and defenders.

The magazine is to be published quarterly in Albanian, and its main sections include:

  • Activity (news on the nature and environment related awareness raising action)
  • Protected Areas (introducing Albanian protected areas, their biodiversity and habitat values)
  • Fauna Species (selected amongst those that are found in the featured protected area)
  • Flora Species (presenting Albania’s flora, prioritizing ones with a special conservation status)
  • Albanian scientists and researchers (focus on individuals who have contributed significantly to the foundations of scientific research in the country)
  • Curiosities (Wildlife etiology - introducing animals’ behavior)
  • Vitamin N (suggests very basic experiments that could be done in nature. This material could serve as a supplementary material for school teachers)
  • Simple games
  • Vocabulary – teaching the readers important nature and environment concepts, introduction of the concepts used in the magazine.

The content of the magazine is revised by a scientific editor, and its authors are Artenisa Peçulaj and Erald Xeka.

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Latest news

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...

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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...

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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...

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