Macedonian Mycological Society



Fungi Conservation in Albania Draws Media Attention

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 6:25 PM

During the past two months, there have been robust outreach activities related to our ongoing project ''Fungi Albanici: Establishing Fungi Checklist and Preliminary Red List and Proposing Important Fungal Areas in Albania''.

Up till now, data has been yielded on approximately 600 fungal species that have been identified. The finalised Preliminary Red List of fungi species, categorised in compliance with IUCN criteria, was revealed at the 4th International Conference of Ecosystems held in Tirana (23-26 May 2014), through a lecture and open discussion with Albanian officials from the relevant ministries. At the same event, the ecology and distribution of lignicolous fungi in Albania was presented via a poster. Not only have our fungi conservation efforts been extensively covered by news media in Albania but also in Macedonia, Kosovo and as far as China and Algeria. The links to the published media articles along with the lecture and poster are all available at

Photographs by Mitko Karadelev. All rights reserved.

Categories: Fungi of Albania