Celebrating International Wetlands Day in Albania

06 Feb, 2024


Celebrating International Wetlands Day in Albania


World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. This year's World Wetlands Day theme is "Wetlands and Human Wellbeing". Wetlands provide essential benefits for people. They deliver food and clean water; they store floodwaters and protect coastal communities from the impact of extreme events.

CNVP has a strong focus on sustainable management of natural resources by supporting local communities to live in harmony with nature!


To celebrate this day, and in the framework of “Integrated Forest Management Project along the Drini River Basin in Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Northern Macedonia,” funded by ADA-Austrian Development Agency, CNVP & ICEP partnered with the Administration of Protected Areas, Shkoder Municipality, Shkoder Forestry Federation in Albania.


The event centered around the reflection on opportunities and challenges surrounding wetland ecosystems in the lower part of the Drini River Basin. Together, ways to promote rehabilitation and regeneration campaigns were explored, working towards the protection, conservation, sustainable use and manage of these vital ecosystems.


These initiatives play a crucial role in addressing the pressing societal challenges, such as floods and the low economic development of the communities residing in these areas. By protecting wetlands, not only biodiversity is safeguarded, but also, they contribute to the overall well-being of the people living in vicinity.


Collective Call to Action:

Let's act together committed in preserving and revitalizing these special ecosystems. By joining hands, we can create a positive impact in our environment, protect against natural disasters, and uplift the communities that depend on these precious wetlands.


This project is generously supported by ADA-Austrian Development Agency, highlighting their commitment to sustainable environmental initiatives.