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Mission

To identify and provide practical, theoretical, institutional and legal alternatives for long-term solutions in the protection and enhancement of bird community and their critical habitats, biodiversity, nature and environment in Albania and to work closely with all the stakeholders for the sustainable use of natural resources.

Our Objectives

In order to achieve this mission, AOS has the following objectives

To prevent the extinction of bird species and to improve their conservation status in Albania
To preserve and enhance bird habitats, bird ecosystems and Important Bird Areas in the country
To support the interested parties and contributing to the improvement of the quality of life through sustainable use of natural resources.

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National Workshop “Anti-Poisoning and wildlife crime in Albania” is 3 days away!
On January 24, 2020, Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) jointly with Ministry of Tourism and Environment (MTE) and Embassy of Spain in Albania (ESP) within the Balkan Anti-Poisoning Project and Egyptian Vulture New Life projects will organize a national workshop on Anti-Poisoning and Wildlife Crime in Albania.
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Pallas’s Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus), winter 2020 brings a new bird species in Albania!
Since 2006 this species has been added to the Phylloscopus genius due to the similar morphological feature with other Phylloscopus species. Similar to Regulus species..
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Get ready for the International Waterbird Census 2020 in Albania
January is here which means that IWC 2020 is coming – AOS team together with the partners and supports are getting ready to count and observe waterbird species.
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The rehabilitation of pelican’s nesting beds – DONE ✔
Subsequently, during the last week of December and after consecutive visits, AOS team began the rehabilitation of the nesting beds of Dalmatian Pelican, the flagship species of the National Park and Divjaka Municipality.
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Be aware Dalmatian Pelican breeding season is approaching!
A joint team of AOS and NAPA Fier, visited the Pelican Island to observe the current conditions of the pelicans breeding subcolonies and the potential needs for the rehabilitation of the so-called nesting beds, structures composed of tree branches and twigs in order to provide the Pelicans with safe nesting grounds from potential flooding events often usual during the last years.
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Ornithological Friday And Vultures In Drino Valley
Last week (December 13-14), AOS organized “Ornithological Friday and Vultures in Drino Valley”, a two-day visit focused on the importance of the area for the Egyptian Vulture and other species of migratory birds (Lesser kestrel).
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Extraordinary News: Tourism complex plan within the Divjaka Karavasta National Park rejected.
Following the long, persistent battle, AOS together with the NGO coalition received tremendous news from the Strategic Investment Committee (SIC). SIC confirmed and published the decision to reject the construction of “Divjaka Resort Albania” in Divjaka Karavasta National Park (DPNP).
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Latest News

The Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) conducted, in the frame of the Egyptian Vulture New Life in summer 2019 some 41 km of transect surveys for mapping of dangerous pylons and detecting mortality due to electrocution and collisions with power grid in the stronghold of the Egyptian Vulture…

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 Since July 2019, after the consecutive lobbying and efforts of Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) – the use of poison baits for the disposal of wild fauna species is incorporated as an amendment in the section of prohibited actions on the Law No. 46/2019, dated 8/7/2019 “On some amendments and changes of the Law No. 10 006, dated 23/10/2008 “On the protection of fauna” as amended”…

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Mobile: +355 69 20 60 817

E-mail: aos@aos-alb.org

Address: Ymer Kurti Street, Olympia Center, 2nd Floor, Entry 24, Tirana, Albania

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