Officially, the Protected Area is 2,300 ha. From the 1990s to the present day, many projects and plans have proposed to expand this area, as long as this expansion is useful for conservation purposes and for the long-term use of area resources by the local community.
The Kune Vain Lagoon is a wetland system that includes marshy lagoons, seawater and coastline, land below sea level and typical coastal forests, Mediterranean bushes, watercourses and agricultural and pasture land. Kune Island is a special protected area, very important for IBA (Important Bird Area) birds nationally and internationally.
The main species giving this status are Ardeids and Phalocrocorides. Also globally threatened species such as wild ducks (Phalacrocorax carbo), sea turtles (Caretta caretta), and Mediterranean seals (Monachus monachus) are less commonly seen in these areas. Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), in this area, is considered accidental or “extinct”. The last rehearsal of his performance is 1993.
Address: Kune-Vain, Tale, Albania