IUCN's project in Albania is making very good progress: the standards developed by IUCN-coordinated working group for the management of protected areas in Albania have been adopted as part of the national legislation. A great achievement for IUCN’s work. Read the latest project news in the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter.
The interview with Mr. Dragoti, Head of the Protected Areas Management department of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water Administration stresses that the joint project is already achieving great results, developing standardised steps for the preparation of protected areas’ management plans, by integrating local expertise and international standards. Mr. Xhafa, Mayor of Lunik Commune tells us about the challenges and benefits that life inside a protected area supposes, always underlying the importance of a strong cooperation on and between local and institutional levels. Read about the winter bird monitoring in Buna River Protected landscape, lead by the IUCN expert Francesca Pella, with the participation of the wildlife trainees group and international experts. Learn how the agricultural land abandonment affects the biodiversity and check how the local collaborators see their involvement in the IUCN’s efforts in Albania in the Newsletter and the project webpages.