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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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The discreet bird is already observed: Black Storks in Albania
The latest field-monitoring visits conducted by the Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) team of experts and volunteers have been dynamic as a result of the variety of observations, including here the observation of the discreet species, Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).
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“Flight for Survival” is a BirdLife International campaign managed by Stichting BirdLife Europe to raise awareness about the illegal killing of birds. Do you want to learn more for the #FLightForSurvival campaign in Albania? Stay with AOS!
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A glimpse of the colony of Herons and Cormorants Breeding in Divjaka
On the International Biodiversity Day (22th of May), we here at the Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) decided to celebrate it by sharing with AOS supporters, environmentalists, nature lovers, volunteers and members, the results provided from the last field-monitoring visit of the breeding activity of the mixed colony of Herons and Cormorants in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park – conducted by a joint team of AOS and RAPA Fier (Regional Administration of Protected Areas Fier).
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There is Hope for White Storks in Albania Again
Recently, the field-team of Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) revealed the newest update on White Storks nesting in Albania – seemingly, we have an increasing trend of White Storks in Albania, based on the latest reports that we have received from AOS local supporters and the consecutive monitoring visits conducted by AOS team.
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Bird ringing weekend in Orikum Ornithological Station
In this season, the reedbeds of Orikum (Vlorë) are visited by hundreds of small migratory birds, and as always, their movements and origin arouse the curiosity of the AOS team. Therefore, we decided to dedicate the last weekend of April (25-26) to conducting a bird ringing weekend in Orikum Ornithological Station, a weekend which also served as a training activity for the AOS team members.
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Rehabilitation of breeding grounds for Little Terns in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park
On the 9th of May 2020, a joint team of AOS staff, AOS volunteers, management authorities from Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, and local inhabitants from Divjaka, gathered together to rehabilitate breeding grounds of Little Terns in Karavasta lagoon with the aim to create safe breeding grounds for those endangered birds.
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Latest update from the Pelican’s island in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park. 🐤🐣
The monitoring process of the Dalmatian Pelicans’ colony recorded exactly 85 pairs in 2020, the highest number of breeding pairs in the last 40 years. The latest direct observation revealed the first results of fledgling offspring of the Dalmatian Pelicans breeding in the Pelicans’ islands. The colony, divided into three small sub-colonies, is producing about 65 fledgling birds, although this number is expected to be adjusted in the coming days.
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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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Latest News

Environmental Crime Digest No.1: two cases suspected of poisoning reported by AOS

The first edition of the joint electronic newsletter of REC Albania (The Resource Environmental Center) and OSCE Presence in Albania (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), entitled “Environmental Crime Digest” was published at the beginning of June. This electronic publication is comprised of cases of environmental crime reported by the media and environmental associations and development around this issue in our country.

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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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