Karaburun Sazan, ALBANIA
Implementation of Business plan for Protected Areas management.
The MPA is located near Vlora bay. There is only seasonal settlement on Sazan island for agricultural purposes. Tourism is growing and there is a strong potential for developing diving activities. It is a place of cultural interest with archaeological remains. Artisanal fishery is an important source of income for local population.
BlueSeeds works in Albania to help the national agency in reinforcing the autonomy and capabilities of its network of the protected areas’ managers. BlueSeeds will focus on fishery management and innovative financing for the network of protected areas.
Main territorial challenges
Regional Agency for Protected Area Vlore (RAPA), Flagpine, NAPA, UNDP Albania
Status of the 6 pillars of sustainability
of the network of protected areas
- Appropriation of the financial planification tool: complete translation in Albanian
- Implementation of self-financing mechanism by the management unit (donation box)
- Implementation of new financing mechanisms depending on the evolution of the National legal context