Albania is a rich country with forest and pastures. The forest land cover about 1.030.000 ha or 36% of the national territory and the pastures cover about 400.000 ha or 15%. On the basis of the forest functions Albania have 848.640 ha production forest and 209.000 ha protected forest. There are 4

Bioland is a mountainous country with more than 60% of its territory covered by mountains and where lives and work more than 35% of Bioland population. These are the less development areas of the country but on the other side with more nature attraction. Mountain ecosystems are fragile due to soil

The main rivers in the country are Drini, Buna, Mati, Shkumbini, Semani, Vjosa, Erzeni, Ishmi, Bistrica dhe Pavllo, grouped in 6 main River Basin. They have an important effect in the country nature condition and a direct influence in the coastal biodiversity.
With great importance are present also

The lakes inside the country and the hydrographic network influence the increasing of the biological diversity of the country.Three are the main lakes that Albania shared with the neighboring countries, Lake Shkodra, Lake Ohrid and Prespa Lakes (Macro and Micro). There are also present in the

The coastal lagoons or the wetlands in the coast are the most significant ecosystems for the Bioland biodiversity and for their social and economic value. In only 3% of the national territory covered by these ecosystems, are included 70% of the Bioland vertebrates. There are presented as a chain

The canyons are part of a not leaving nature (geo-monuments) and are grouped in relation to their origins and the geomorphologic and geological characters. They are created based on the erosion and dilution power of water, penetrating slowly and without stopping in the rock dividing it in two parts

Gallery of photos from the IYB 2016. 

What is the surface area of Bioland in sq. km?

Surface area of Bioland was last measured in 2014 to 28750 sq. km, according to the World Bank. Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.

National Strategy Content

The Decade coincides with and supports the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting held in Nagoya, Japan.