The Buna Delta Protection Project is supported by the MAVA Foundation with the goal to ensure the long-term conservation of species and habitats in the Buna River Velipoja Protected Landscape (BRVPL) with particular emphasis on halting or significantly reducing unsustainable development and water abstraction. The first phase is planned for 2017-2020, with a possible second phase for 2020-2022. In order to address these threats by 2022, a multifaceted action plan including knowledge and awareness, capacity development and site-based measures, as well as improved governance for the site, will be implemented.
Project activities will look to significantly reduce or eliminate development threats currently affecting the BRVPL. Project intervention will work towards halting developments in high value wetlands in order to stop further degradation of habitats. Furthermore, the project anticipates that damaged wetlands and coastal habitats will be restored. In order to address socio-economic issues and human well-being, sustainable tourism and land use practices will be introduced and promoted. The objective is to link local economic activities with preserved coastal and wetland habitats, which will be supported by a project grant scheme.
The Buna Delta Protection Project is part of the overarching initiative (OI3) supported by the MAVA Foundation, with aim to raise awareness on the value of Coastal Wetlands.
The tailor designed strategies for BRVPL shall enable achieving the following results as identified in the Result Chain: