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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...

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...

Fisheries in Kukes, Investing for a Sustainable Economy
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Fisheries in Kukes, Investing for a Sustainable Economy

TIRANA, August 27 As the global population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, the food sector must provide nutrition, increase production, and reduce waste. On the other hand, climate change will impact the traditional ways of running economic activates. Sustainable strategies are needed especially in the fisheries and aquaculture economies, which will be...

New Road Connects Albania and Kosovo in Borje
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New Road Connects Albania and Kosovo in Borje

TIRANA, September 18 A newly constructed road that connects the villages of Borje in Kuksi and Gllabocica in Kosovo will help to improve connectivity for the people living in the remote area, the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) confirmed. The road also will help to improve the quality of life and revitalize the rural economy in...

Heritage Days Raise Awareness on Common Heritage
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Heritage Days Raise Awareness on Common Heritage

TIRANA, October 2 Albanians and international visitors had the opportunity to access for free all the museums, natural parks, castles, archeological parks, and galleries from September 28th to the 1st of October in the frame of the National Day of Cultural Heritage and the European Heritage Days (EHD). Awareness raising events were organized in cultural...

Govt to Auction 13 Mineral-Rich Areas
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Govt to Auction 13 Mineral-Rich Areas

TIRANA, December 1 The Ministry of Energy and Industry will open an auction on 13 free areas for mineral extraction activities. These areas that will be developed by private companies or subjects are located in Tirana, Dibra, Shkodra, Kukes, and Elbasan. This was confirmed in the recent bulletin issued by the Public Procurement Agency. According...

Concession on Nation’s Road Suspended
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Concession on Nation’s Road Suspended

TIRANA, September 6 The Procurement Agency suspended the implementation of the concession contract with Vendeka Bilgi. The verdict was made public on Tuesday. This company ranked first in the bid for the construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of Milot-Morina highway. The decision was taken after the company that ranked second in the bid filed a...

Kukes Municipality seeks financing for 10 projects
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Kukes Municipality seeks financing for 10 projects

Tirana, Albania 18 March, 2016 On Thursday, the Kukes Municipality held a conference with the aim to present 10 priority projects for the development of Kukes. The conference was attended by the Albanian Ambassador to Prishtina, Qemal Minxhozi, the Dutch Ambassador to Tirana, Karsten Jensen, the UNDP Coordinator for Albania, Brian Williams, and other officials....

What to do in Kukes? Hike in Gjallica Mountain
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What to do in Kukes? Hike in Gjallica Mountain

Hiking and trekking are the best way to become one with the nature and enjoy it at the most. Being a country with a mountainous relief, Albania is the paradise of hikers in Balkan. Still being considered as Europe’s last discovered gem, Albania has a lot to offer. Although it might seem dangerous (when indeed...