Transborder Wildlife (NATYRA NDERKUFITARE) is a Non Governmental Organization that works to monitor and enhance the protection measures for environment. TWA works together with local people for the protection of environment natural resources and wildlife enabling the community to implement effective measures that contribute to their livelihoods and sustainable development.
Transborder Wildlife Association (TWA) was established on the 15-th of October 1996. Its legal status is private and non-profitable. Transborder Wildlife Association is a regional organization. Its center is in Korca. TWA has its own office supplied with needed office equipements: computer, printer, scanner A3, photocopy machine, plotter A0 etc.Transborder Wildlife Association (TWA) is member of 2 big world international organizations: International Land Coalition and WSPA. TWA is also member of teh regional network Balkan Net.
The main objectives:
Ø The reduction and protection of habitat destruction especially forest habitats
Ø Sustainable management of natural resources in the framework of social and economic development through participatory planning and management.
Ø The improvement of environment/natural resources/forestry laws.
Ø Public participation in decision making.
Ø Helping the poor people to reduce their poverty through effective measures in national and regional policies.
To achieve these objectives TWA has implemented more than 15 projects collaborating with many parners.During its ten years period TWA has done many activities related to conservation of large carnivores, protection of animals, forest protection, sustainable development, forest users’ rights etc. TWA is helping the community for broad participation in decision making and more rights to use natural resources. TWA collaborates with regional organizations in the Balkans for nature conservation and animal protection as well.
TWA collaborate with many partners to achieve its mission. The mission and objectives of TWA are directly linked with engagement of many stakeholders including governmental organizations, civil society, national and international organization whose actions are related for the protection of environment, sustainability of natural resources and sustainable development.
The main funders of TWA are International Land Coalition, Milieukontakt, USA Embassy in Tirana, REC, WSPA, GEF etc. On the other hand TWA members have done in kind contriburion in many projects.