Albania Still Slaying Forests Despite Ban and Global Warming

Albania Still Slaying Forests Despite Ban and Global Warming

TIRANA, July 31

The Institute of Statistics has published yesterday, on 31 July a report about the coverage of Albania with forests, and the data show that in 2018 there was a decrease of woods in the country compared to the previous year. Referring to the report, titled ‘Statistics of Forests, 2018’, the forest and pasture fund, in Albania was spread in a general surface of 1.740.324 hectares (ha). As a result of natural phenomena, and activities by the people, the surface of forests in Albania fell by 16 ha in 2018, compared to 2017.

In 2018, the general volume of forests was 54.878.000 m3, where 94% of which of this volume was made up of public forests, and 6% from private forests. The exploitation of the woods and the accidental fires or arsons have decreased the volume by approximately 46.818m3, compared to 2017. Protected areas in 2018, had a surface of approximately 523.831ha or 18% of the general surface of Albania. Unlike the forests, the protected areas in 2018 were increased in numbers and surface.

Some interesting figures:

In 2018, Albania registered:

2 Strict Natural Reserves

14 National Parks

25 Managed Natural Reserves

6 Protected Landscapes

4 Protected Areas of Managed Resources

shebenik-jabllanica national park
Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park is one of the 14 National Parks of Albania, which is located in the eastern part of the country

Source/ INSTAT

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