News Albania

Plant surveying by Prespa Lake © Dejan Dimidzieski

New wave of plant conservationists supported in...

Wed, 26/08/2020
The Prespa region contains several understudied endemic plant species. New funding is enabling the next generation of young plant conservationists to assess the Red List status of these species using innovative conservation technology and techniques.
Centaurea soskae © Vlado Matevski

Endemic plants of Prespa receive a conservation...

Fri, 29/05/2020
The Prespa region, spanning parts of Albania, Greece and North Macedonia has incredible floristic diversity. These two new funding awards aim to protect plant species found nowhere else on earth and launch the careers of budding conservationists.
Albania has the only Dalmatian Pelican breeding site on the Adriatic coast © Taulant Bino

The battle to keep Albania's protected areas...

Fri, 17/04/2020
After a momentous victory to protect a National Park from development, Albania’s entire protected area system came under threat. Here’s how a local coalition of NGOs reacted.
Prespa Lake © Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

New donor collaboration launches a call for small...

Wed, 15/01/2020
On behalf of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new joint Call for Proposals for small grants.
© HeidelbergCement

Children’s education programme finds inventive...

Thu, 19/12/2019
Anyone who’s ever doubted the point of children’s nature education only has to look at Spring Alive. This year, we haven’t just helped to run fun activities – we’ve helped our community to restore habitats and share innovative new ideas to make the world safer for nature and people.
Awatef Abiadh trekking for fieldwork in France © Louis Marie Préau

Meet the women inspiring change in the...

Fri, 08/03/2019
In honour of International Women’s Day, we invited Awatef Abiadh to share her insight from interviews with motivated and brave women who lead on conservation projects in developing countries in the Mediterranean. Get ready to be inspired…
La population de Pélican Frisé commence à se rétablir © Bence Mate/Agami

Ne pas déranger - les radeaux qui gardent les...

Fri, 26/01/2018
Un effort considérable de conservation a récemment réussi à inverser la fortune du plus grand oiseau d'eau douce au monde. Mais pris dans les feux croisés sur un lac troublé, la nouvelle catégorie de la liste rouge du Pélican Frisé "Quasi menacé" est bien appropriée.
Pelicano-dálmata © Bence Mate/Agami

Salva-vidas – as jangadas de nidificação mantêm o...

Thu, 25/01/2018
Um enorme esforço de conservação tem vindo a reverter com sucesso o destino da maior ave de água doce do mundo. Mas, apanhado no fogo cruzado num lago problemático, a nova categoria na lista vermelha do Pelicano-dálmata, "Quase ameaçado", não poderia ser mais apropriada.
© Balkan Rivers Tour

حماية الطبيعة البكر: آخر الممرات المائية "...

Wed, 24/01/2018
الكاميرات، الزوارق، أنابيب الاختبار، شتلات الأشجار، والمحامين: هذا ما يجمع جهات المجتمع المدني معاً لأجل إنقاذ جوهرة البلقان الزرقاء.
The Dalmatian Pelican is no longer globally threatened due to population increases ©  Bence Mate/Agami

Do not disturb: the life rafts keeping pelicans...

Wed, 17/01/2018
A huge conservation effort is successfully reversing the fortune of the world’s largest freshwater bird. But caught in the crossfire on a troubled lake, the Dalmatian Pelican’s new Red List category “Near Threatened” couldn’t be more appropriate

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 8

Fri, 19/05/2017
This week's edition of the 'The Bird Bulletin' is in celebratory mood as the EU officially declares May 21st NATURA 2000 DAY!
Kayaking Balkan rivers to protest against the Balkan dam boom © Balkan Rivers Tour

Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly...

Thu, 20/04/2017
Cameras, kayaks, test tubes, tree saplings, and lawyers: this is how civil society is coming together to save the blue gem of the Balkans
Dalmatian Pelicans on one of the project's nesting rafts. Photo: © Natural History Museum of Montenegro

Pelican hotline

Mon, 25/07/2016
Video story: the gentle giants at Lake Skadar, between Albania and Montenegro, are now video-monitored 24hrs a day and threats can be addressed in real-time. With local communities embracing all things pelican, and nesting success increasing, the time of the pelican is coming again.

Working with four villages to end soil erosion in...

Fri, 13/02/2015
Save our soil! The entire catchment area of a river and its tributaries is a large, complex, interaction of ecosystems. CEPF is working with projects in the Med to best manage river basins holistically. Here is a great example from Albania.

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake...

Tue, 01/07/2014
Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

Sustainable tourism through Integrated Coastal...

Mon, 15/07/2013

After the radical political and economical shi

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about...

Wed, 06/07/2011
BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.