Balkan Peace Park

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The Balkan Peace Park[1] is a proposed park[2] (Albanian: Parku Ballkanik i Paqes, Serbian and Montenegrin: Balkanski mirovni park[3][4]) located in the western part of Kosovo, north-eastern part of Albania and south-eastern part of Montenegro.[2][5][6] The terrain is rugged and the park is home to the highest mountains in the Dinaric Alps. Maja Jezerce 2,694 m (8,839 ft) in Albania and Đeravica in Kosovo is 2,656 m (8,714 ft) high. Many lakes are found there especially on the Albanian side.

Also this park contains many rare species of animals like the brown bear. The main towns and villages are Peć, Deçan and Junik in Kosovo and Tropojë and Bajram Curri in Albania. This park is also home to the Prokletije or Albanian Alps where old Albanian traditions are still used.

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  1. ^ Gazeta Standard (6 August 2010). "The Balkanic Park of Peace" (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Study on the rationality of proclaiming the Prokletije region as National Park Republic of Kosovo (Albanian)
  3. ^ "Na Maju jezerce četvrti put". Vijesti (in Montenegrin) (Podgorica). 18 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Šoškić, T. (14 June 2007). "Prokletije - Balkanski park mira". Pobjeda (in Montenegrin) (Podgorica). 
  5. ^ Amidžić, Lidija; et al. (2007). Zaštićena prirodna dobra Srbije [Protected Natural Resources in Serbia] (in Serbian). Belgrade: Ministry of Environmental Protection, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia. ISBN 978-86-80877-28-0. 
  6. ^ Sulejmani, Edlira (2009). "Bashkepunimi rajonal bisedime per nje park kombetar shqiptaro-kosovaro-malazez". Alsattv (in Albanian). Retrieved 28 July 2010.