This paradise is located in the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, in the coastal area of Albania. It is a Ramsar Site, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), an Emerald Site and a Natura 2000 Pilot Area.
It is the most important wetland on the Eastern Adriatic coast. It is home for hundreds of species of flora and fauna, and also breeding, wintering and stop over site for millions of living organisms.
The fate of this hundreds-year-old natural heritage is today in crisis. Mabetex Group, a company based in Switzerland, is proposing to the Albanian government an urbanization project, the so-called ‘Divjaka Resort Albania’ Master Plan, that transforms the entire National Park.
This thousands year old wetland, this forest richness of more than 300 years old, cannot be eradicated in a blink of an eye. It is history, culture, identity, tradition and not forgetfulness…. It belongs to all of us. So we urge you to stand against such desecration and injust profitability over environmental damage. Stand up for the preservation of our natural heritage.
The campaign “Save Divjaka- Karavasta National Park From Urbanization” is supported by Leviz Albania and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
The campaign is organized by the coalition of national NGOs AOS-Albanian Ornithological Society, EcoAlbania, LexFerenda dhe PSEDA-Iliria.
Many thanks to Gregor Šubic for the footage.