National Park

Karaburun-Sazan Marine National Park

Karaburun-Sazan Marine National Park 

 

Situated in Vlora and in the district of Vlora. The total area of ​​"Marine National Park" Karaburuni- Sazan is 12 428.00 ha, divided as follows:

The offshore section of the Karaburun peninsula has an area of ​​9 848.95 (nine thousand eight hundred and forty eight point ninety-five) hectares. The offshore area near the Karaburun Peninsula, the Cape of St. Basil to the site Langadhës, and about Sazan Island, at a distance of 1 nautical mile (1852m), the coastline has been identified by local experts and foreign as areas high value natural heritage. This region is rich with variety of underwater landscapes, habitats and species of marine flora and fauna; as shelter, food and breeding a large number of species of national, regional and global. They are also a suitable substrate for the growth of many plant and animal organisms underwater, beginning with marine algae, sponges, knidarët, molluscs, crustaceans, lëkurëgjëmborët, coral red, reptiles, mammals and habitats possible for the Mediterranean monk seal.

One of the hallmarks of the biodiversity of this area are underwater meadows of Posidonia (Posidonia Oceanica), which qualify as the kind of deteriorated, and the Mediterranean Sea. Their scope depends on the nature and composition of the seabed, the water features, such as transparency, cleanliness, etc. which best met around the Karaburun Peninsula and Sazan Island.

This area is inhabited or visited by species globally endangered, critically, which are listed in the international conventions to which adheres Albania, such as some types of fish, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins and monk seal (Monachus monachus ).

The initiative for the declaration of a natural ecosystem sea "National Park", meeting and standards of IUCN's, is studied within the project "Assessment of mangësisve system of protected areas and the development of marine protected areas in Albania" financed by the Albanian government, GEF, UNDP, WWF and environmental joqeritare organizations.

Digitized boundaries include:

a. North: Count 1 (offshore), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from Cape Gjuhezes, coordinates 4353018.48 V 4478005.72 L, to the point 2 (sea), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from Cape St. Basil, coordinates 4477378.71 4363780.19 V L;

a. North: Count 1 (offshore), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from Cape Gjuhezes, coordinates 4353018.48 V 4478005.72 L, to the point 2 (sea), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from Cape St. Basil, coordinates 4477378.71 4363780.19 V L;

b. East: Point 2 (sea), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from the bay of St. Basil, coordinates 4363780.19 V 4477378.71 L and then continues along the coastline from Cape St. Basil, Cape Dim Kushtës, cape and breast of St. John, Cape Gjuhezes, follows the western coastal mountain Karaburun, Gjinarës coast, on the tail of Mali, the radius of the Channel, the website Langadhës to point 3, coordinates 4449696.28 4379221.15 V L;

c. South: Count 3, coordinates 4449696.28 4379221.15 V L, to point 4 (offshore), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from the Langadhës, coordinates 4448193.75 4378104.94 of L;

d. West: Point 4 (offshore), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from the Langadhës, coordinates 4378104.94 and 4448193.75 L and follow izobatin to point 1 (offshore), with distance 1 nautical mile (1852m) from the bay The Gjuhezes, coordinates V 4478005.72 4353018.48 L.

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