Several years of fieldwork and data collection confirm the importance of Albania for bat conservation regionally. Summarizing the results, this Atlas offers a general introduction of bats with a specific focus on the 32 species of bats so far recorded in Albania.
Initiated in 2015, at the time of the establishment of the National Agency of Protected Areas of Albania, NaturAL provided a strong push and instrumental support to the improvement of management of protected areas of Albania. Four years later, it is time to reflect on its achievements.
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). Learn about EU Nature Directives, Natura 2000 sites designation and management, the network benefits and sustainable development in and around Natura 2000 sites. The brochure originally published in English is now available in Albanian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The content of the magazine is revised by a scientific editor, and its authors are Artenisa Peçulaj and Erald Xeka.
April 17, 2019
Atlas 'Bats of Albania' published
April 16, 2019
Brochure: Achieving reduced biodiversity loss in Albania
March 25, 2019
Dajti Mountain Visitor Centre - another milestone for Albania’s Protected Areas