The project will address the preservation of the territorial and ecological integrity of the network of Protected Areas of Albania that today represent 22% of the country’s territory. Protected Areas house almost all Albanian nature species where international conventions preserve many species and habitats, European Community Directives, and Albanian legislation in nature protection.

Despite their importance, coastal wetland areas are threatened by the spread of unsustainable economic activities within them, such as the case of mass tourism in Divjaka-Karavasta in 2019, Vlora airport in Vjosa-Narta, intensive agriculture in almost all coastal areas or investments in renewable energy industrial parks in the Myzeqe area and the Adriatic coast.  


The Swedish International Agency for Cooperation and Development (SIDA), Swedish Government, Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development, CISP Sviluppo dei Popoli, VIS Albania and COSV – Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo”

Start Date:

15 May 2022


Protected Areas, European Community Directives, Civil Society, Litigation, Working Groups, Governmental institutions,