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24
Nov

Albanian Environmentalists Challenge Vlora Airport Contract in Court

Fjori Sinoruka Two environmental organisations are suing the Albanian authorities over the contract for the construction of Vlora airport, claiming that the building work threatens important wetlands and biodiversity areas. The Albanian Ornithological Society and Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania have filed a suit at Tirana Administrative Court on Wednesday challenging the contract to build a new airport in the south-western city of Vlora on ecological grounds. “The illegal construction works lie within one of the most important wetlands and biodiversity areas in Albania and along the Adriatic flyway, an important flyway for many migratory birds,”...
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11
Nov

SAVE THE DATE – Thematic event of Parks Dinarides network in European parliament

Parks Dinarides in cooperation with the European Parliament will organize an event: “Nature protection in the context of the European Green Deal“. The event will take place on November 16, 2022. in the European Parliament, Brussels. The aim of the event is to present the work of Parks Dinarides and the key results achieved within the project “Protected aareas for nature and people II”. In addition to the above, the “Call For Action” will be presented in the context of nature protection in the countries of the Dinaric region. The event will be opened by parliamentarians of the European Parliament:...
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03
Nov

Podzemni grad Paklenice: Moderan i interaktivan posjetiteljski centar, dio projekta EU

Piše: Ana Vučetić Škrbić Još od djetinjstva, Dragica Jović slušala je priče o tome kako kamena okna probijena u oštrim stijenama kanjona Velike Paklenice u svojoj unutrašnjosti kriju veliku priču. Na ogromnoj klisuri koja se uzdiže prema nebu, na mjestu gdje ne postoji ništa osim vapnenačkih gromada, ti zatvoreni ulazi desetljećima su ostali vidljivi kao jedini svjedok građevinskog pothvata u samom planinskom masivu. No, više od toga – s kojim su ciljem probijane stijene i što se nalazi u njihovoj unutrašnjosti – nitko nije znao. Bila je to vojna tajna koja se strogo čuvala punih 40 godina. Od 1950. do...
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31
Oct

The protectors of Ezerani Nature Park: acknowledging the role of rangers

Resen Municipality is responsible for managing two protected areas, the Ezerani Nature Park (NP) and the Lake Prespa Monument of Nature. The Ezerani NP was proclaimed in 1996 as a strict reserve – IUCN category I, covering 1,917 hectares of wetlands and meadows along the northern shoreline of Lake Prespa. In 2012, it was reproclaimed under the IUCN category (IV) due to the need for active management of its habitats. The Environment Department of Resen Municipality is responsible for the day-to-day management of Ezerani NP. This is led mostly by the park rangers. Their duties include a wide range of...
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07
Oct

Dinarides Protection Day 7th of October

Green Agenda is an important mechanism for Dinaric protected areas Today (October 7th), for the fourth time since its establishment, the Dinarides Protection Day is marked. Through marking of Dinarides Protection Day the importance of natural and cultural heritage of the Dinaric Alps countries is brought to attention, as well as intertwining of natural resources and cultural and historical values of this very special place in Europe. In that regard, this year we would like to point out the importance of the implementation of the European Green Deal, i.e. the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans for the future of...
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