The Vjosa valley is – similar to many regions in Albania – to a large extend deforested. This leads not only to ecological deficits, but also to an increase in erosion, especially at the slopes, resulting in an increasing flood risk. This pilot study provides a general overview of the forest situation in the Vjosa basin, discusses problems and defines areas where pilot reforestation projects are to be implemented soon.
The study was carried out by the Institute of Silviculture of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna in cooperation with the Faculty of Forest Sciences, Agricultural University of Tirana
Full Study: The Forest in the Vjosa River basin: an assessment of the situation