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Balkan lynx, listed in the Appendix II of the Bern Convention

Balkan lynx listed in the Appendix II of the Bern Convention in the 37th annual meeting of its Standing Committee, held on 5-8 December 2017 Delegates, experts and NGO representatives in the meeting Bern Convention discussed about the outcomes of activities implemented throughout 2017, in particular on the control of invasive alien species, the eradication of illegal killing of birds, the relation between biodiversity and climate change, the conservation of amphibian and reptile species and the management of protected areas. During the meeting, it was discuss also the Balkan lynx issue to be part in the Appendix II of the Bern Convention. After a unanimously voting, the Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus) was listed in the Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the proposed pushed forward by Albania.The list of Balkan Lynx in Appendix II of Bern Conventions means that this subspecies has now a stricter protection and requires a high commitment by responsible institutions for

UN started a 1-year campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations on Sunday, 10th of December 2017 kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary. On this day the General Director of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay launched a declaration as following: "In the wake of the Second World War, humanity, together, resolved to uphold human dignity everywhere and always. In this spirit, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” The Universal Declaration embodies common human aspirations, rooted in different cultures, put clearly in its first words: “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Today, the Universal Declaration enters its 70th year of existence at a time of rising challenge. Hatred, discrimination and violence remain

The Koran of Pogradec- the favorite food of Queen Elizabeth

The Koran fish has a wonderful taste, but there is a story after it. It is the King of Lake Ohrid, Albanian side and is unique not only in Albania but in the world too. There are some articles saying that it is the favorite food of Queen Elizabeth. The story says that when the queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom came to visit Lake Ohrid, she said: “The Queen of England meets the Queen of the Lake” ( She tasted the fish and liked it a lot. The story says that since that day, the Royal Palace still order Koran from Pogradec, and is always part of Queen Elizabeth's menu. That is because Koran is not only very delicious but has healthy for the organism.   The women of Pogradec have a very special way to cook Koran, which is unique too. They cook it  with onions, vegetables, nuts etc. Koran is considered the most antique fish of Lake Ohrid and should be protected. The illegal fishing is reducing the quantity of Koran in the lake. So strong measures should be ta

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