Marking of protected areas

Sharri National Park
Marking of protected areas

Information table for the “BREDHIKU” Strict Reserve, carried out in the framework of the activity “Increasing awareness for protected areas”, in the framework of the cooperation of the Directorate for the Administration of the “Sharri” National Park, WWF, the Swedish Embassy and the NGO “FINCH”.

Promising practice: One million trees are to be planted

Greening the environment creates cleaner air , cooler urban areas and more peaceful minds.

UNDP Kosovo supports the institutions in this great initiative, looking forward to rallying the diaspora through crowdfunding to make Kosovo greener!

EU cleaning action in Lake Badovci, Szunyog calls for a cleaner environment

The Office of the European Union in Kosovo, together with GIZ Kosovo, the Young European Ambassadors, and PAMKOS organized an activity for the cleaning of Lake Badovci on Friday.

The ambassador of the EU, Tomas Szunyog, also participated in this garbage collection action, who called on the citizens for maximum dedication and commitment for a better environment in the lakes.

Ambassador Szunyog said that the purpose of this action is to increase the awareness of citizens that they should be careful when they stop near the lake, or when they stop in nature.

“This is actually Friday, which is also the EU’s beach cleaning day, so unfortunately Kosovo does not have sea beaches, but we still decided to do this project in Kosovo, and we are happy that we are now here at Lake Badovci to clean up this area by the lake. I think it’s a really important kind of activity, and not just for the local community, and cleaning up the lake, but I think it’s also our goal to raise awareness and maybe better inform people that they have to be really careful when stop by the lake, or when they stop in nature, they should take the garbage with them to their homes and dispose of it properly with the cleaning companies”, emphasized Ambassador Szunyog.

Ambassador Szunyog also said that Lake Badovci should be kept clean for another reason, as he said for the increase in the number of tourists.

“I think it is very important for Kosovo, because it has a beautiful nature and among the most beautiful that I have seen in Europe, but it must be cleaned and it must also be kept clean. Because, you know, if you want to increase the number of tourists coming and increase the type of tourism business, nature should be well protected,” he said.

The executive director of the Association for the Protection and Cleaning of the Environment of Kosovo – Pamkos, Merlina Beu-Muçaj, said that the activity is aimed at increasing the awareness of citizens about the conservation and environmental care in the areas of water resources, which are necessary for citizens.

“As part of the activity developed by the EU and GIZ with a local level partner, an activity is being done here to clean up Lake Badovci, which aims to motivate all people who love the environment for the maintenance and care of the environment, especially in the areas of water resources, which are necessary for the citizens”, she emphasized.

Despite the rainy weather today, volunteer activists collected dozens of garbage bags from Lake Badovci. The company Green Art Center Prishtina (GAC) and the company “Pastrimi” Prishtina were also part of this activity. /KP/Telegraph/

Promising practice: Biomass heating plant in Gjakova, other cities are also considering this alternative


A biomass heating plant has replaced the 40-year-old oil-based system in the vicinity of Gjakova and is now generating clean, green energy around the clock. This is an innovation in the Balkans and a model for the region.

On the outskirts of Gjakova, a city of 40,000 inhabitants, the first biomass heating plant in the Balkans recently started producing heat and limited electricity supply for 2,000 households, public institutions and businesses.

The facility is high-tech for heating and energy. The unit, which began operating earlier this year, runs entirely on one of the region’s most abundant energy sources: residual biomass, in the form of biodegradable waste such as vine trimmings and wood waste.

The European Union and the municipality of Gjakova financed the factory in the amount of 15 million euros (approximately 15 million dollars). With this money, two heating boilers, which are essentially furnaces, and a combined heat and power steam turbine were purchased. The latter converts steam into electricity. Meanwhile, the Swiss Economic Cooperation is contributing 5 million euros for the replacement and renovation of the district heating network.

Heating homes, schools and hospitals

The system, which was three years in the making, will operate at full capacity this winter, providing 35% of the city with heat.

For more:
https://kallxo.com/lajm/impianti-i-ngrohjes-me-biomase-ne-gjakove-qytete-tjera-po-e-xqyrtojne-po-ashtu-kete-alternative/

EC Ndryshe in cooperation with NGO “Activism Roots” marked “Youth Week” in the city of Gjakova

During this activity, the City Park was intervened with improvised seats and tables made of wood and plastic, where the young participants had the opportunity to help during their construction.

This intervention comes as an idea from participating students of Community Activism Schools organized by EC.

This idea is also supported by the concern that emerges from the research “Green Public Spaces in Gjakova” carried out by the EC during 2021 with citizens of Gjakova, where 55% of citizens have emphasized that seats in parks and public spaces are not enough.

EC considers that public spaces are an inseparable part of a functional city, therefore through these activities it tries to promote the idea of ​​changing these spaces in different forms, promoting the reuse of plastic as an important factor for environmental protection.

Promising practice by a volunteer

The case of Evelien van der Kooi is a role model and a promising activism for volunteering work among environmental activists in Kosovo and beyond.

Until now the web page managed by Evelien – Sustainable Living Kosovo has published 25 articles, 37 Instagram posts and lots of daily Instagram Stories. In the modern times, online sharing of information is an impactful communication approach which gathers the likeminded people in sharing their insights and in promoting environmental activism.

We wish a successful and a fruitful future for Sustainable Living Kosovo and other likeminded activists who work on increasing the awareness among civil society in Kosovo to further engage and protect the most precious place which is enabling our coexistence, our environment.

Link: https://linktr.ee/SustainableLivingKosovo

Promising Practice: Volunteer to clean the banks of the Nerodime River

Volunteers for a Clean Homeland on Sunday, May 29, 2022, organize the event “Let’s clean the banks of the river Nerodime”. Collaborators in organization and logistics are the Mountaineering Mountaineering Association “Kastrioti” @shbakastrioti, the Association “Jezerci” @ shokata.jezerci, Municipality of Ferizaj.

Join us on Sunday, May 29, invite your friends and / or family to take care of nature together with nature lovers from all over Albania, to clean around the banks of the Nerodime River, to visit the rare natural bifurcation and to enjoy the beautiful views from climbing to the ruins of Jezerc Castle.

A few hours of volunteer work together are enough to bring great impact to our society!

Cleaning space: The confluence of two rivers Nerodime, st. The Epic of Jezerc.
Cleaning location: https://goo.gl/maps/ArRxW1EM3VoKsJer5
Meeting place of volunteers: Hib Petrol, near the police in Ferizaj
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/X2bdwohjS1e52jQd6
Meeting at: 09:00

!!! Dear nature lovers, who would like to contribute in a very modest way to cover the transportation costs of volunteers from Albania and other cities in Kosovo, contact us ojmë thank you very much for your support!

Transportation
We inform you in continuation…

contact
Contact person for Ferizaj: Driton Ismani +38348594828
Contact person for those interested from Peja: Arianit Mula +38349851327
Contact person for Tirana, Durrës: Klevisa Lamaj +355672037426

Advice
Try to get the right outfit for work! Mountain boots or shoes and gloves.
Volunteers are provided with bags, water in large cans to avoid plastic.

  • Who has reusable bottles to take with them, as we will only have 7 liter cans in order to reduce the use of plastic by the volunteers themselves!
    Please, all volunteers who have gloves from past actions, take them with them!

REGISTER
Registration link: https://forms.gle/v4D5Fgao29dipkRL9

To become a participant in this action and to facilitate its organization, we invite you to register in this form.
Each participant must apply individually (except children).

Promising practices: afforestation action

Local NGO LOCAF (Local Action Climate Forum) continued with the afforestation action in the village of Butofc in Prishtina.

The Municipality of Prishtina, the Local Public Enterprise Hortikultura and the Kosovo Security Force have made an extraordinary contribution by joining the afforestation action initiated by the Local Climate Action Forum, in the framework of marking Earth Day.

Tomorrow the activity will continue with the afforestation action in village Sylevice, Municipality of Podujeva.

Promising practices: afforestation action

Today local NGO LOCAF (Local Action Climate Forum) continued with the afforestation action in the village of Butofc in Prishtina.

The Municipality of Prishtina, the Local Public Enterprise Hortikultura and the Kosovo Security Force have made an extraordinary contribution by joining the afforestation action initiated by the Local Climate Action Forum, in the framework of marking Earth Day.

Tomorrow the activity will continue with the afforestation action in village Sylevice, Municipality of Podujeva.

Platforms with stork nests are placed

The Kosovo Institute for Nature Protection in cooperation with the Kosovo Company for Distribution and Supply of Electricity (KEDS) have installed the Lejlek platform in the village of Lloshkobare, in the municipality of Ferizaj. The placement of the platform was done near the dry trunk where the stork has nested for years.

This activity is a continuation of previous activities for the placement of platforms with stork nests on several electric poles in several different localities of Kosovo. Otherwise, the installation of this nesting platform, prepared by KEDS, with the guidance and recommendation of IKMN, is practical in many European countries but also in the region.

One of the goals of this activity, in addition to creating conditions for the protection of this rare species of our fauna is to promote a positive example to protect the white stork and its habitat.