Pogradec Terrestrial/Aquatic Territory Protected Landscape – 27,300 ha – IUCN Category V
The protected area is managed by the Regional Administration of Protected Areas (RAPA) Korçe under the umbrella of the National Agency of Protected Areas (NAPA). The entire protected area is included in the Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve and the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region – World Heritage Site and its buffer zone.
The ongoing grant from PONT contributes to the implementation of the first Management Plan for the PPL (2014-2024) and its World Heritage Supplement of 2017. The grant co-finances the costs of RAPA Korca and its field office in Pogradec related to the key functional areas of management of the Pogradec Protected Landscape: monitoring of biodiversity; conservation actions; protection/law enforcement; environmental education; visitor infrastructure management; and involvement of local communities.