Protected areas of Albania

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Network of protected areas of Albania

There are 799 Albanian protected areas covering a surface of 4,600.61 square kilometres. These include 15 national parks, 8 archaeological parks, 5 protected landscape areas, 4 strict nature reserves, 23 managed nature reserves, 2 nature and science reserves, 4 protected resource areas and 750 monuments of nature.[1] The national parks covering a surface area of 210,668.48 hectares (2,106.6848 km2) or roughly 13.65% of the overall territory.[2] The nation host also 8 archaeological parks covering a surface area of 1,120 hectares (11.2 km2).

Main protected areas generally suffer from lack of information, maintenance, and illegal logging and hunting. However, these areas are gradually being equipped with trail markings, information centers, while a hunting and logging moratorium has revived the flora and fauna in some areas.[3]

National Parks[edit]

  World Heritage Site or part of a World Heritage Site
  Marine National Park or part of a Marine Protected Area
Name Photo Area Established Location
Butrint National Park Amphitheatre of Butrint 2009.jpg 9,424.4 hectares (94.244 km2) 1966
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Llogara National Park Albanian Riviera from Llogara Pass 2015-09-22.jpg 1,010 hectares (10.1 km2) 1966
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Karaburun Sazan National Park Gjiri Skaloma Beget. Karaburun.jpg 12,570.82 hectares (125.7082 km2) 2010
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Lurë National Park Lura Liqeni i Lulëve.JPG 1,280 hectares (12.8 km2) 1966
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Prespa National Park Liqeni Prespes. Ishulli Mali Gradit. Korce. Albania.jpg 27,750 hectares (277.5 km2) 1999
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Divjaka-Karavasta National Park Karavasta National Park Albania 2016.jpg 22,230 hectares (222.3 km2) 2007
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Dajti National Park Peizazh.jpg 29,384.18 hectares (293.8418 km2) 1966
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Theth National Park Theth Radohima MajaArapit.jpg 2,630 hectares (26.3 km2) 1966
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Valbonë Valley National Park 2013-10-05 Valbona, Albania 8265.jpg 8,000 hectares (80 km2) 1996
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Fir of Hotova National Park Bredhi i Hotovës.jpg 34,361.1 hectares (343.611 km2) 2008
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Shebenik Jabllanicë National Park FromShebeniktowardsOhrid.JPG 33,927.7 hectares (339.277 km2) 2008
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Shtamë Pass National Park In the wood.jpg 2,000 hectares (20 km2) 1996
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Fir of Drenova National Park Parku Kombëtar Bredhi i Drenovës.jpg 1,380 hectares (13.8 km2) 1966
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Tomorr National Park Mali i Tomorrit 1.jpg 24,723.1 hectares (247.231 km2) 1996
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Zall Gjoçaj National Park Parku Kombëtar Zall-Gjoçaj (v. 2013).jpg 140 hectares (1.4 km2) 1996
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Archaeological Sites[edit]

Name Photo Area Established Location
Amantia Parku Kombëtar i Amantias (v. 2010).jpg 15 hectares (0.15 km2) 2005
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Antigonea Antigonea in Epirus - Akropolis.jpg 92 hectares (0.92 km2) 2005
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Apollonia Parku Arkeologjik i Apollonisë 04.jpg 140 hectares (1.4 km2) 2006
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Byllis Byllis 2013 03.jpg 30 hectares (0.30 km2) 2005
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Lissus Lezhë Castle 4.jpg 22 hectares (0.22 km2) 2005
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Oricum Oricum - Monumental Fontana 01.jpg 694 hectares (6.94 km2) 2005
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Phoenice Thesauròs di Phoinike.jpg 57 hectares (0.57 km2) 2005
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Shkodër Rozafa Castle.jpg 70 hectares (0.70 km2) 2005
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Nature Parks[edit]

Name Photo Area Established Location
Ulza Lake Liqeni i Shkopetit.jpg 220 hectares (2.2 km2) 2013
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Bogovë Nature Park Ujëvara e Bogovës - Mapillary (9WBLveMBaZmD7958C5W7PQ).jpg 330 hectares (3.3 km2) 1977
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Korab-Koritnik Velky Korab 2011.jpg 5,500.70 hectares (55.0070 km2) 2011[4]
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Shkrel Boga Shkrel.jpg 20,282 hectares (202.82 km2) 2015[5]
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Fierza Lake 2013-10-03 SH22, Albania 0614.jpg 7,000 hectares (70 km2) 2014[6]
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Nikaj-Mërtur Fshati Vrane,Lekbibaj ,Tropoje.JPG 7,300 hectares (73 km2) 2014[7]
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National Importance[edit]

Name Photo Area Established Location
Tirana Greenbelt Tirana from South.jpg 40,287 hectares (402.87 km2)[8] 2014[9]
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Albanian Riviera Ksamill-1.jpg - 2014[10]
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Protected Landscape Areas[edit]

Nature Reserves[edit]

  • Balloll
  • Berzane
  • Bogovë
  • Cangonji
  • Dardhe-Xhyre
  • Karaburun
  • Krastafillak
  • Korab-Koritnik
  • Kuturman
  • Levan
  • Maliq
  • Patok-Fushe-Kuqe
  • Pishe - Poro
  • Polisi
  • Qaf-Bushi
  • Rrezoma
  • Rushkull
  • Shelegur
  • Shkodër Lake
  • Sopot
  • Stravaj
  • Tej - Drini i Bardhe
  • Ulza Lake

Natural Resources[edit]

  • Luzni-Bulaç
  • Piskal-Shqeri
  • Oroshi Mt
  • Nika Stone

Nature Monuments[edit]

  • Bredhi i Sotirës
  • Zhej
  • Blue Eye
  • Vlashaj

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sea.unep-wcmc.org/wdbpa/country1.cfm?Country=ALB
  2. ^ Përshkrimi i Rrjetit aktual të zonave të mbrojtura
  3. ^ Përshkrimi i Rrjetit aktual të zonave të mbrojtura
  4. ^ "Korab - Koritnik Natural Park Management Plan" (PDF). researchgate.net. p. 9. 
  5. ^ "Parku Natyror Rajonal i Shkrelit". zeriamerikes.com (in Albanian). 3 June 2015. Parku Natyror Rajonal i Shkrelit 0:04:15 0:00:00/0:04:15 ▶ Direct link Ndajeni Print Në Malësi të Madhe u inaugurua Parku Natyror Rajonal i Shkrelit, i cilësuar si Porta e Alpeve Shqiptare. 
  6. ^ "REGIONAL NATURAL PARK – FIERZA LAKE". kqk.gov.al. In the framework of the decision of the Regional Council of Kukes, No. 34 dated 13.10.2014 "On the Promulgation of the natural ecosystem of Fierza Lake Regional Natural Park, Kukes Regional Council held a meeting with the working group. 
  7. ^ "Tropojë, krahina e 'Nikaj Merturi' shpallet Park Natyror Rajonal". shqiptarja.com (in Albanian). 26 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Baza Ligjore" (PDF). aprtirana.al (in Albanian). 
  9. ^ "Njoftim per shtyp lidhur me dy Vendimet e KKT-se lidhur me Kuroren e Gjelber te Tiranes dhe zonat e urbanizuara te territorit te Shqiperise". planifikimi.gov.al (in Albanian). 30 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Observatory of Mediterranean Basin / Albanian Riviera". issuu.com. 15 October 2016. 

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