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Part of the WWF global network, WWF Austria supports the network’s mission:
“To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- conserving the world’s biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.”
In 2010, WWF-Austria founded a non-formal youth leadership and empowerment program called Generation Earth. It focuses on young adults ages 15-25 and offers various programs and projects. Generation Earth uses a participatory approach to developing program goals, events and action projects. Thus, youth are truly involved in the decision-making and developing and offering trainings through peer-to-peer workshops. Through this program, WWF-Austria has been involved in a number of international youth projects.
WWF is committed to protecting the most ecologically important wild rivers in Europe!
As a local WWF association, active since 1971, WWF-Trieste members volunteer in Trieste Province and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region on environmental and nature protection projects. We mainly organize guided walks on nature protection, conferences on local environment and environmental education actions in the region’s schools.
In the region WWF Trieste supports a university’s students group, active and proactive in the nature protection and in awareness raising of youngs and adults through events, workshops and conferences organization.
The Institute of Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) is a non-Governmental and non-profitable organization (NGO), established in July 2004. INCA’s main goal is to facilitate and help the professional capacity building through training and participatory approach, safeguard of environment, conservation of the natural environment treasures and rural development in the country, protection of flora and fauna, the assessment of biodiversity, the management of protected areas, river basin management, raising awareness and getting the attention of the public as well as policy and decision makers and undertaking conservation measures whenever possible and appropriate to protect species and their critical habitats.
The task of the Institute is also to link the nature conservation and biodiversity issues with all the other items or field of science that have an impact on the nature resources in Albania. The Institute will also be part of the process for the improvement of the legislation in the country and other issues related to capacity building in Albania environmental institutions and of the European integration.
Leeway collective, institute for promotion and protection of aquatic ecosystems is founded with the goal of promoting the importance of free flowing Rivers and aquatic ecosystems and protecting free flowing Rivers and aquatic ecosystems.
The institute is making sure that all available legislation in the field of aquatic ecosystems is being followed and that legislation is being updated on regular basis. It is informing broader public about the problems and solutions by a creative and innovative manner and measures. It is connecting outdoor sports, media, science and Nature conservation branches with the aim to show natural bodies of water as very important parts of environment for all organisms, including and especially humans. Institute is working at national and international level.
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TOKA is a local organization aimed at preserving the beauty and ecological integrity of the Albanian Alps. JourneytoValbona provides a wealth of information about Valbona – What it’s like, How to get there, Where to stay, and What to do…and much more! They assist in marking, mapping and maintaining hiking trails, and actively support projects to benefit the community – at the school and organizing activities like the Pastrimi Pranverore – Valbona’s annual Spring Clean-Up. They conduct environmental research, camera trapping and study flora. JourneytoValbona is a website, an information and referral service, and functions as an NGO for the whole community.
Partners Riverwalk 2015:
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