Albania

Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 2 - Activity fully underway 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
7
steps
12
timeframe
2012 - 2015
cost
$22,500

Elaboration of 11 management plans for Protected Areas that do not have such plans yet
2012 - 2016
2012 1.1) Preparation of Management Plan of Shkodra Lake Managed Nature Reserve
2013 1.2) Preparation of Management Plan of Prespa Lake National Park
2014 1.3) Preparation of Management Plan of Shebenik-Jabllanice NP and Velipoja Protected Landscape
2015 1.4) Preparation of Management Plan for 6 PAs (sites in the process of being confirmed)
2016 1.5) Preparation of Management Plan of Divjake-Karavasta National Park
Implementation of PAs management plans
2013 - 2015
2013 2.1) Establishment of Management Committees for PAS that do not have such bodies yet
2012 - 2020 2.2) Enforcement of national legislation related to PAs
2012 - 2020 2.3) Implementation in practice of priorities identified in the management plan for each PA
2015 2.4) Full inventory of flora and fauna species within each PA
2014 2.5) Comprehensive monitoring of PAs
Capacity building and strengthening of PAs administrations
2012 - 2020 $22,500
2012 - 2020 $22,500 Traininng workshops
2012 - 2020 Study visits in PAs in EU member countries to benefit from their experience on PAs management
Enlargement of National Park Tomorri
2012
Designation of Alps national Park that will be also part of the trilateral TBPA Bjeshket e Namuna-Prokletije-Alps (Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo)
2012 - 2013
Designation of MPA of Porto Palermo (with the support of RAC/SPA)
2012 - 2014
Designation of MPA Gjipe-Jale
2012 - 2015

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
New coalitions for biodiversity – Developing public-private partnerships within protected areas in five countries of the South-East Europe 20 09 2010 Not Funded $1,720,480 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme