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Rehabilitation of breeding grounds for Little Terns in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park – WWD 2020

May 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Little Tern (Sternula albifrons} is a small migratory waterbird that has been fastly decreasing in Divjaka-Karavasta and Albania. From 300-400 breeding pairs in Divjaka-Karavasta in the early 1990s, now the colonies reach only a maximum number of 60-90 breeding pairs. A dramatic reduction of circa 75-80 %.

While the majority of their breeding habitats is under heavily human disturbance, the rest is under huge threat from erosion linked with sea-level rise due to global climate change.

On the 9th of May 2020, the Albanian Ornithological Society (AOS) is reacting through actions aiming the recovery of the Little Tern. A group of circa 15 people from AOS staff, AOS volunteers, management authorities from Divjaka-Karavasta National Park and local inhabitants from Divjaka, are working together to rehabilitate breeding grounds for Little Terns in Karavasta lagoon with the aim to create safe breeding grounds those endangered birds.