PPNEA organized on 15th November the first participatory workshop in the Key Biodiversity Area of Narta Lagoon. This event is part of a CEPF granted project “Land of Eagles and Castles”: Pilot Sustainable Tourism Model for the Albanian Adriatic Coastline implemented by PPNEA. The workshop gathered more than 30 key stakeholders representing different local and regional governmental and nongovernmental institutions and other groups of interest. Through this workshop the stakeholders were introduced with the details of the project and concepts on socio-economic benefits coming from nature conservation. Moreover a session of data gathering through rapid appraisal of local knowledge took place using participatory methods. Participants showed high level of involvement and expressed their commitment to give continuous contribution to achieve the project objectives. The activity has also advertised and followed by local media.