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Status and description of the MedWetCoast Site in Albania
Saturday 21 October 2000, by Web Team

(JPEG) Status of Narta Lagoon

- No legal protection status for Narta lagoon
- 2 Pine forests surrounding lagoon are Managed Nature Reserves
- Area 10000 ha which include mainly : * forests : 2000 ha, * wetlands : 5000 ha, * beaches : 500 ha, * other : 2500 ha

Threats
- Disturbance in hydrological balance due to limited exchange with the sea and disruption of water inflow into the lagoon
- Sewage discharge into lagoon
- Unplanned tourism and development activities
- Unplanned economic activities on lagoon including hunting and fishing

(JPEG) Status of Llogara mountain, Karaburun peninsula, Sazani island, Orikumi Lagoon

- Llogara is a National Park and Important Bird Area
- Karaburun is a Managed Nature Reserve
- No legal protection status for Orikumi lagoon
- Area 25000 ha which includes mainly : * Llogara mountain : 1010ha * Karaburun peninsula : 20000 ha *Orikumi lagoon :130ha * Other : Sazani island

Threats
- Extensive pressure on Orikumi resources
- Drainage of Orikumi catchment area
- Destruction of vegetative cover in Karaburun
- Harmful exploitation of forest resources— Unplanned tourism in Karaburun

Sites Protection through management planning

- Ensure legal protection status of site.
- Establish participatory management structures at local level.
- Divert threats away from sensitive areas.
- Regulation enforcement and wardening at sites level.
- Intersectoral planning.
- Establish pilot operations with local people.
- Ensure compatibility with biodiversity conservation.

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Medwetcoast Protected areas







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