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Karavasta Lagoon

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Karavasta Lagoon is the biggest lagoon  along Albanian coast, with an area of 4,330 ha. It is one of  twelve National Parks of Albania, and it has many important values for bio-diversity. Karavasta Lagoon is the western point of Europe where nests curly pelican (pelicanus crispus). There is 5 % of its worldwide population. For these values Lagoon of Karavasta is under protection of International Convention of RAMSAR, since 1994. It is a very interesting experience the observation of these pelicans if you go by boat near the island where they usually perch. In this ecosystem there are 210 kinds of birds, 12 kinds of mammals and 16 kinds of reptiles. Lagoon waters which reach approximately 1.5 meters deepness are rich of fishes, especially mullet and eel, which are offered in many restaurants of Divjaka beach. The flora of National Park of Divjaka excels for its beauty and special freshness. There dominate confer areas of soft and wild pines, where stand out large crown pines. The multistory forest is very rich of herbals and high woods. There exels accompaniment with ash, fir etc.Divjaka’s sea sand is rich of a considerably amount of iodine and the temperatures over 20 grade Celsius start since second half of  May and continue until the beginning of October. This is an area when are combined beach activities with eco-tourism. The embouchure of Vjosa, which lies in south, constitute in a natural protected area in both sides of river that  are called Pish Poro Fier and Vlora. This is a natural area with seaside pines,isolated sandy beaches and a convenient nesting place for seabirds.

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