The project is implemented by the regional consortium of civil society organizations from Albania (Institute for Environmental Policy), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FLOROZON), Kosovo* (NGO AKTIV) and Montenegro (Center for Protection and Research of Birds -CZIP), led by the Organization for Respect and Care for Animals - ORCA from Serbia.
In addition to partner organizations, 15 other partner competent and scientific institutions and CSOs from the Western Balkans have been involved in the project implementation. In Serbia: Institutional Rural Development Support Group, Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment; Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment; Agency for Environmental Protection (AEP); Montenegro: the Municipality of Tivat; Biotechnical Faculty, University of Montenegro; Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kiril and Methodius, Skopje; Alliance of Cooperatives in Macedonia; Albania: Agency for Rural and Agricultural Development; the Municipality of Kukës; Regional Directorate for Agriculture - Dibër; Kosovo*: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development; Regional Development Agency - North; Ministry of Economic Development.
ORCA is a civil society organization that helps communities in Serbia and the Western Balkanstake care of nature and welfare of animals, thus ensuring social and economic development.
Visit the website: www.orca.rs
The Institute for Environmental Policy (IEP) is an NGO non-profit environmental organization dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability in Albania through policies, projects, programmes, awareness raising, development and dissemination of information.
Visit the website: iep-al.org
Center for Environmental Democracy FLOROZON deals with the development of democracy in the field of environmental protection and advocates the reform of the environmental policy.
Visit the website: florozon.org.mk
AKTIV is a civil society organization aimedat enabling thesignificant involvement of the Kosovo Serbs community in building a participatory, peaceful and prosperous future of the region.
Visit the website: www.ngoaktiv.org
Center for Protection and Research of Birds (CZIP) deals with protection of birds and other plant and animal species, their habitats and monitoring of biodiversity of Montenegro, education of citizens, popularization of scientific research, as well as cooperation with other organizations in the country and abroad.
Visit the website: www.birdwatchingmn.org
*This name is without prejudice to status and in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the International Court of Justice on the declaration of Kosovo's independence