Mapping of invasive alien plants have started

Parks Dinarides have started with field research of invasive alien plant species (Ailanthus altissima, Reynoutria japonica, Broussonetia papyrifera, Aclepias syriaca, Xantium strumarium subsp. italicum, etc.) in the area of the capital city of Podgorica, as well as its surrounding. The aim of these researches is the systematic mapping of the distribution of certain invasive alien plant taxa in the territory of Montenegro. Alien invasive species represent a major threat to domestic biodiversity, especially to protected areas, rare and endangered species and their habitats. Mapping will be carried out with the help of the Biologer application, which has recently been available...
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Parks Dinarides presented Analysis of gaps in existing policies and practices related to the management of protected areas

Parks Dinarides in cooperation with The Nature Cinservancy (TNC) and the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, organized the event ” Analysis of gaps in existing policies and practices related to the Management of Protected Areas in Montenegro”. The goal of the analysis was to accurately identify key gaps in the management of protected areas in Montenegro, with an assessment of whether and to what extent the current state of management of protected areas is in accordance with legal provisions and a proposed solution to overcome the deficiencies. Recommendations, findings and an overview of the problems faced by protected...
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Organized training for managers of PA in Montenegro

Parks Dinarides organized the training “Basics for the management of protected areas” in the period 04-06 June in Andrijevica (Nature Park Komovi) intended for employees in nature protection in Montenegro. The training program was prepared after reviewing the capacities and needs of managers of protected areas in Montenegro, as well as consultations with the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism. The event, which brought together managers of protected areas as well as representatives of local governments that are in the process of declaring new protected areas, provided the participants with basic theoretical and practical knowledge for working in protected...
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3rd coordination meeting of Protected Area authorities in Prespa

In an effort to continue coordinating transboundary conservation, the authorities of the Protected Areas (PA) in the Transboundary Prespa Park (TPP), met for the third time on the 7th December 2022, at the visitor centre of Pelister National Park in North Macedonia. The meeting was attended by representatives of: Public Institution Pelister National Park, North Macedonia Resen Municipality, managing Lake Prespa Monument of Nature and Ezerani Nature Park, North Macedonia Public Institution Galicica National Park, North Macedonia National Agency of Protected Areas and the Regional Administration of Protected Areas – Korca, responsible for managing Prespa National Park, Albania Natural Environment and...
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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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