1 January 1999
par Sylvie Goyet
MAIN OBJECTIVES AND OUTPUTS OF THE ALBANIAN PROJECT
1. Development and implementation of policies for the sustainable management of wetlands and coastal areas.
Reinforcing the legal framework required to establish a network of protected areas within Albania.
Developing the information basis required for effective implementation of the coastal zone management plan and the national wetland policy.
2. Protection and removal of root causes of the loss of biodiversity of global significance in key demonstration sites.
Instituting and strengthening an integrated approach for the management of selected wetlands and coastal sites in Albania
3. Contributing to "closing the Mediterranean circle" in terms of biodiversity protection and sustainable management of wetlands and coastal zones through networking and training.
Designing and implementing a national training plan.
Exchanging technical know-how and experience within the region.
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STATUS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE MEDWETCOAST SITES IN ALBANIA
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
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
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
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.
Establish pilot operations with local people.
Ensure compatibility with biodiversity conservation.