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. The national parks covering a surface area of 210,668.48 hectares (2,106.6848 km2) or roughly 13.65% of the overall territory. 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.
^"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.
^"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.