Giving Wings to Conservation: Nest Box Initiative in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park

We’re thrilled to announce the successful installation of artificial nest boxes for the European Roller in Divjaka-Karavasta National Park!

In an effort to protect and preserve the European roller (Coracias garrulus) population in Albania, AOS has recently installed specially designed nest boxes within Divjaka-Karavasta National Park. This conservation initiative aims to provide safe breeding habitats for the species, thereby promoting its population recovery in Albania. Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, home to a diverse range of wildlife, now offers a safe haven for these magnificent birds.

The European roller, known for its vibrant plumage and acrobatic flight displays, has faced numerous threats that have led to its decline in Albania. Factors such as habitat loss, intensive farming practices, etc. have all contributed to the species’ Critically Endangered status (Red List of Wild Flora and Fauna) in the country. Recognizing the urgent need for action, the AOS has taken proactive measures to combat these challenges.

The introduction of nest boxes aims to boost the European roller population within Divjaka-Karavasta National Park. By providing secure nesting opportunities, the project hopes to counteract the declining trend and support successful breeding cycles. Monitoring programs will be implemented to assess nesting success rates, track population dynamics, and gather vital data for future conservation strategies.

These conservation efforts underscore the importance of preserving biodiversity and highlight the positive impact that dedicated organizations can have on safeguarding our natural heritage.

This conservation action was made possible by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), within the framework of “Maintaining the Ecological Integrity and Biodiversity of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park” project.