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By end of May, we published for the first time a touristic brochure that promotes 15 national parks as excellent nature destinations. “Discover Nature of Albania” is an appealing 40-pages booklet that reveals for Albanian and foreign visitors, the treasures of our national parks and their surroundings. Nature lovers will find now in all parks and Albania’s entry points, something to get inspiration and consult before planning their next trip.
Moving forward, our preparations for the first national conference of Protected Areas had started in spring 2014. We planned to organize in June a high level event that would review current situations on Albanian PA-s, identify main drawbacks and discuss with best experts in the country how to face those challenges on the way to sustainable management of national treasures. The first Conference on Albanian Protected Areas was a success as it brought together more than 70 specialists, managers and experts working with protected areas all over Albania but its findings were not a complete joy. Albania has 15 national parks, but none of them managed. Some of them are considered lucky because they have attracted the attention of donors who perform some management activities. Other PAs are left adrift by public administration; many of them are preserved only due to remoteness, or lack of population living around them. Conference urged Albanian government to urgently meet its obligations on the management of protected areas, as they are foreseen in Albanian legislation and honor the commitments made in international forums such as “Big Win 2” conference.
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