Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA)
Established in 1991, the Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) is Albania’s pioneering non-governmental environmental organization. Committed to prioritizing nature conservation, PPNEA engages in scientific research, community involvement, strategic partnerships, and collaboration with decision-making institutions. Focused on key areas like species conservation, biodiversity preservation, wildlife research, education, and institutional development, PPNEA’s core pillars include youth investment, innovative approaches, and fostering strategic alliances.
The Vjosa-Narta area in Albania is a crucial stopover site for migrating birds between Europe and Africa and is one of the most important wetlands in the entire Adriatic Flyway. This protected area is home to over 70 endangered species, 200 bird species, and remarkable creatures such as the Loggerhead turtle, the Monk seal, and the Albanian Water frog. However, this jewel is at risk of being lost forever due to the construction of an illegal airport.