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Albania: 410 Hectares of Forests Destroyed in 5 Years
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Albania: 410 Hectares of Forests Destroyed in 5 Years

TIRANA, September 9 At least 410 hectares of forest were destroyed in Albania over five years, recent data from the Institute of Statistics confirm. According to INSTAT, the forest and pasture fund in 2019 consisted of a total area of 1.7 hectares, or 60.5 percent of the country’s total area. However, 590 hectares of the...

Young Wildlife Activist Engage with AOS for Bird Conservation
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Young Wildlife Activist Engage with AOS for Bird Conservation

TIRANA, August 4 The love for wildlife preservation and outdoor pursuits helped involve the first youth conservation network in Albania in a new mission for the conservation of birds and their habitats in the Drino River Valley, Gjirokastra area. Their goal is to monitor, map, and make a risk assessment of power lines in breeding...

Tulipa Albanica Habitat under Temporary Protection
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Tulipa Albanica Habitat under Temporary Protection

TIRANA, May 20 The habitat of Tulipa Albanica, the Albanian Tulip, in Surroj village, Kukes area was given temporary protection by the local power. The habitat of Tulipa Albanica spans over a small serpentine area of about one square km. It is critically endangered by the mining activity in the area. It is compared with...

AFP: Albania’s Flamingos Flourish in Virus Lockdown
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AFP: Albania’s Flamingos Flourish in Virus Lockdown

TIRANA, April 23 This is not an article by Invest in Albania. The original was published by AFP: Birds in paradise: Albania’s flamingos flourish in virus lockdown With tourists home, boats docked and factories silenced under a coronavirus lockdown, Albania’s pink flamingos and curly pelicans are flourishing in the newfound tranquility of lagoons dotting the...

Albania 7th in Europe for Share of Renewable Energy
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Albania 7th in Europe for Share of Renewable Energy

TIRANA, January 23 The share of energy from renewable sources in gross and final consumption in Albania reached 34.9 percent in 2018, thus ranking the country seventh in Europe, Eurostat confirmed on Thursday. Meanwhile, Kosovo ranked 12 with a share of 24.9 percent from renewable energy sources. Yet, the diversification of non-hydro renewable energy sources...

Youth Training on Albanian Alps, Apply Now
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Youth Training on Albanian Alps, Apply Now

TIRANA, January 14 If you’re between the age of 18 and 24 and share an interest in nature conservation and transboundary cooperation this training is for you. Eco Albania in cooperation with Era in Kosovo and Green Home in Montenegro launched a call for application for ‘Youth Collaboration for Transboundary Dinaric Alps’ training for cross...

15 Winning Ideas on Buna – Velipoja Restoration Project
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15 Winning Ideas on Buna – Velipoja Restoration Project

TIRANA, January 9 Living Buna project partners announced 15 winners among 33 applications submitted following the launch of a call for proposals for socio-economic development and habitat restoration in the Buna River Velipoja Protected landscape. Local people who lived in this protected area were to submit their ideas for the funding of the projects that...

Bern Convention Urges Albanian Govt to Suspend HHP Projects on Vjosa
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Bern Convention Urges Albanian Govt to Suspend HHP Projects on Vjosa

TIRANA, December 11 This article was originally published by balkanriver.net under the headline: Rebuke for Albania: Bern Convention insists on the Albanian government to suspend hydropower projects on Vjosa river The Bern Convention Standing Committee has decided to keep the case against the Albanian government regarding the projected Pocem and Kalivac hydropower plants (HPP) on...

Brown Bear Shot and Killed in Kukes
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Brown Bear Shot and Killed in Kukes

TIRANA, November 14 Some readers may find the image below disturbing The Albanian National Hunting Federation and numerous wildlife protection organizations denounced on Thursday the poaching of a brown bear in Kukes while a hunting ban is in effect. The Ursus Arctos species is in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and it’s protected...