CTCF's objective is to mobilize those who have a heart for the wild, indigenous trout. Why? On top of being all beauty and mystery, they are the main indicator for the quality and health of coldwater ecosystems, ergo: a mascot par excellence!
Our concept of conservation is based on connecting three communities who are truly concerned with and dedicated to the trout: scientists, conservationists, and the flyfishing community.
We labour for the sustainable preservation and conservation of headwater ecosystems, therewith the enhancement of biodiversity and biomass, and stimulate ecological, cultural, and social processes related.
The “Rios en Clase” project is moving ahead rather slowly. Not fast enough anyway. The impasse is threefold, but the deadlocks are to be overcome. Time to show our cards. For quite some time we have not been able to reach our contact person within the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Although we were aware of his […]
As the tradition goes “The Eve of the Fly Fair” marks the start of this bi-annual gathering of international flyfishing enthusiasts, which is held in The Netherlands. During this event several prizes were awarded to those who promote the outdoor leisure is all its aspects. Here René Beaumont received the “Gerd Janssen-Fly” from John Hagens, […]
Last Spring a CTCF-/EcoAlbania-team visited the famous Valbona river. Findings, ambition, and hope led to drafting a plan for conserving the ecosystem and the trout in this catchment, introducing fly-fishing as a trigger for boosting non aggravating tourism businesses. We had managed to get the support of many governmental and managerial bodies for this. Also […]
The Albanian Alps and their inhabitants heartily welcomed EcoAlbania’s team when they joined the “Balkans Peace Parks Project (B3P)”. For this occasion they had developed some special educational activities for the children of the Valbona Valley communities. This event was a further step in giving shape to the plans for protecting the wild, native trout […]