Connecting nature and tourism for Albania’s economic development
Today, more than 10,000 people will participate in the opening of the 2012 tourist season in Velipojë. During this event, IUCN’s project, funded by the Italian Cooperation, is promoting the importance of protecting the natural beauty of the area, a popular beach destination for thousands of tourists each year.
IUCN’s project “Institutional Support for Protected Areas in Albania” promotes an innovative approach for the management of the Buna River protected site which aims to demonstrate the broad range of benefits from preserved and well-functioning ecosystems.
Visit our European newsletter for the full story on how IUCN and the Italian Cooperation’s project is supporting Velipojë’s community efforts to clean up and restore as much as 200 metres of beach.
This month’s edition of the European Newsletter features interesting sustainability stories on IUCN at the RIO+20 Conference, the benefits of ecotourism in Russian forests, the winner of the European Business and Biodiversity Award and how IUCN’s new partnership with UEPG.
Find full stories and much more in the European Newsletter!