Faleminderit Artan Rama per shkrimin dhe pasqyrimin e plote te farses keshellimore! Mabetex duhet te kuptoje se nuk ka fituar asgje me ate seance!
I deshmoi gjithe botes se eshte njesoj si cdo perfitues tjeter i paskrupullt mbi ate pasuri qe shqiptaret e kane ruajtur e mbrojtur per qindra vite. Na provoi se qellimi i vetem eshte uzurpimi dhe mashtrimi!
STOP GOLEMIZIMIT TE PARKUT KOMBETAR DIVJAKE-KARAVASTA!!!
The civil society attended yesterday, 28th of April 2017, a meeting called in Divjaka by Mabetex Group on the project “Divjake Resort Albania”. The meeting was confronted with concealement of information, lack of freedom of speech, lack of answers for those posed questions, the abuse of those holding the microphone and verbal violence from the crowd. It was a sessions all worth for the Chinese cultural revolution but not at all for Divjaka and Albania which aims its EU integration. That meeting should not be called as public consultation as far as the environmental public had no freedom of speech. We ask the Ministry of Environment, as the guardian of the environmental public consultation rights, to say “No” to this farce and distancing itself from the illegality of this process. Meanwhile, again yesterday, the respective Parliamentary Commission on environment, discussed the new Protected Areas Law through accelerated procedure and passed it for approval to the other commissions and the Parliament. Despite many positive sides, the article 49 of the new law, seems to allow the construction of highways and urbanization of the Sustainable Use Subarea of the National Park. Meaning that through the new law, only a step away from its Parliamentary approval, the Mabetex Group will finally have even the legal right to construct inside the Sustainable Use Area. The current, existing law prevents as such. Nevertheless, we ensure that the civil society, should not retreat from its mission for transparency and protection of the public good. #Localtransparency #Freedomofspeech #NationalPark #Natureprotection
THE CAST - A hunter, an ornithologist and two dogs, Lusi and Maya THE PLOT - Yesterday, 23rd of April 2017, at the plains north-west of Tirana on the quest for the Great Snipe (Gallinago media) or Meadow Snipe as known in different regions of Albania. Before that visit, ornithologists we knew only that the Great Snipe is a migratory species for Albania. We had no clue about its movements, habitats used and distribution in Albania. Apparently hunters knew more. RECEPTION - In a plain, at first sight quite empty, there were at least 6-8 separated individuals of the Great Snipe. We spotted them several times as they were bursting in flight from the edge of the water hollows looking thus for another place to feed. At the same plain we enjoyed seeing a lot of other birds as Harriers, Sparrowhawks, Kestrels, Quails, Sandpipers, Hoopoes, Larks, Swallows, Warblers, Flycatchers, Whinchats, Wheatears, Dunnocks, Wagtails etc. THANKS - Bledar Flaga for sharing with us his knowledge and passion. This is just the beginning, Our two communities have a lot of good work to undertake. Thanks a lot to Lusi and Maya too!
ENJOY EARTH DAY WHILE THINKING ABOUT FUTURE!!! Today, on the 22nd of April 2017, on Planet Earth Day, a flock of 30 Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) just flew over Tirana, after a long and fatiguing voyage from the Sub-Saharan Africa. Seeing them, in between pieces of sky left over from the large buildings, one might think about those damages done, today and in the past, to nature. But mostly, we think about those different habitats and species (plants, insects, birds and mammals), small or large, that we enjoy today because we have preserved them. The most difficult question is: Are we going to preserve those habitats and species from the cement world? Are we going to avoid the repeated mistake of massive tourism? Are we going to preserve Albania as beautiful as we inherited it from nature and our ancestors?
Natural tourism, in difference from massive tourism, demands natural ecosystems that are protected, managed properly and carefully, where the natural landscape remains dominant. This is elite tourism, sustainable and profitable in time for small and medium local economies. Natural tourism is long-term and sustainable business that demands small and welcoming guest houses, rich in local colors. It demands light infrastructure and in harmony with nature. It demands the nature of Divjaka, the quietness of Narta, the landscape of Valbona, wetland vegetation of Shkodra and the Albanian hospitality. It demands for local guides and their knowledge on the natural, cultural and historical heritage. Natural tourism does not look for high and large buildings with their twinkling lights and high levels of noise. It does not demand highways, traffic, high volume music and the infinity of tourists during the two summer months. It does not demand for extra-large resorts, numerous apartments that dominate the shore. Natural tourism is nowadays a global market and in order to be competitive we should strongly preserve our cultural and historical heritage, to protect the naturality of our ecosystems, to develop human capacities and to offer decent services where nature, history, culture and culinary compose one integrated product. Albania that saves this own integrity, will be the future and sustainable Albania and highly demanded by the international market. This is the best Albania of the future. Let us abandon massive tourism. Albania has tasted it before and it has never given us long-term success! Let us embrace the natural and sustainable tourism.
PRESS CONFERENCE & MEETING OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY
SAVING FROM URBANISATION THE DIVJAKA-KARAVASTA NATIONAL PARK!
Tomorrow, Friday, April 14, 2017, 09:00-11:00, at Doro Hotel, Tirana
The coalition of the civil society coalition saving from urbanization the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park will meet tomorrow to express its high concern regarding the proposal for the construction of a new urban complex at the heart of the National Park and destructive to its natural values, to the Ramsar Site of “Karavasta lagoon”, Emerald Site, Natura 2000 pilot site, Important Bird Area, the epicenter of Biological Diversity and of the Protected Areas of Albania.
THIS PROJECT IS DESTRUCTIVE, AGAINST THE LAW AND IT SHOULD STOP!
Sot rinisëm punën për grumbullimin e të dhënave mbi Atlasin e Shpendëve Folezues të Shqipërisë si kontribut për Atlasin e Shpendëve Folezues të Europës 2.
Gjetëm shenja folezimi të shumë specieve si dhe foletë e tre prej tyre: Huta (Buteo buteo), Qafëdredhësi (Jynx torquila) dhe Skifteri kthetrazi (Falco tinnunculus). Ky i fundit u gjet në një koloni të vogël të përbërë nga 3-4 cifte folezues.
Një ditë vërtet e këndshme për AOS!
Qëndroni me AOS për të rejat më të fundit nga sezoni I folezimit që sapo ka nisur.
1. The resort creates an urban area of massive tourism at the heart of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park. While the city of Divjaka has approximately 10 thousand inhabitants, the resort will accommodate every day 18 thousand visitors. This is a typical case of massive tourism and destructive to nature.
2. The resort destroys the ecologic functionality of the wetland ecosystem. The wave-breaker foreseen in Toka e Vdekur (Core Area of the National Park) will cause in the beginning sedimentation of the outer Karavasta lagoon (Godulla e jashme) and later on sedimentation of the inner lagoon (Godulla e brendshme). Therefore the lagoon will dye and the fishery sector too. Sedimentation at the wave-breaker will be subsequently followed by erosion of Divjaka beach and Spiaxho lagoon. The latter is Core Area of the Park and the most important habitat for birds and other wildlife groups. The wave-breaker is the most destructive intervention in the Park.
3. The 2400 apartments foreseen to be built at the heart of the National Park will be sold and then used permanently. Our legislation categorically forbids the building of new apartments in the Park.
4. The resort covers core areas of the Park despite our legislation forbidding it.
For all the reasons above, the civil society calls upon the Albanian Ministry of Environment to not approve this project of massive tourism. This would be the beginning of the end for all the protected areas and nature in Albania.
But the joint actions of the civil society are encouraging. The prompt reaction of the secretariat of Ramsar and Bern Conventions and our partners from Albania and abroad just increases our commitment for the protection of the public good.
OUR EFFORTWS WILL GO ON. THE CIVIL SOCIETY IS DEMONSTRATING THE BEST MATURITY AND COURAGE! WE WILL PROTECT DIVJAKA FROM THE DESTRUCTION!!!
Tomorrow, 6th of April 2017, at 12:00, there is another public consultation for the Mabetex Urbanization Plan of the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park. We thank the Ministry of Environment that accepted the NGO coalition request for a second meeting with national NGOs. We will go there supported by the force of the rule of law that we want to respect! NGOs are actively acting, the Secretariats of International Conventions for Nature Conservation are reacting with letters addressing the Government! Our partners, composed by International NGOs are supporting us! Donors of the Albanian Government in environment sector are coordinating their actions to speak with the same voice! We thank them all and we do not forget that the preservation of the Park from Urbanization is first of all the duty and the right of the Albanian Civil Society! WE ARE DETERMINED MORE THAN EVER TO PROTECT DIVJAKA FROM DESTRUCTION!
Thanks to Artan Rama for the article and interpretation of facts with realism and professionalism!!!