Third regional meeting on presentation of study on protected areas

TIRANA, November 25 /ATA/- The representatives of the regions of Shkodra, Lezha, Durres, Tirana, Fier and Vlora held the third regional meeting “Presentation of the Study on Environmental Protected Areas”, an event supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and the National Agency of Protected Areas.

The event followed several local meetings on the protected areas.

The purpose of the study is to review the system of protected areas, with a view to their re-evaluation. It will help to improve the management of protected areas according to international requirements and standards and the experience of European countries, while preserving and using the natural resources in them in a sustainable way.

The study is expected to help create a functional database accessible to all, which includes refining their maps, as well as assessing tourist potentials and trail functions for visitors.

Attending the meeting were representatives of local government, projects operating in the field of nature or protected areas, representatives of environmental associations, field specialists, stakeholders, media representatives./r.e/p.s./