Monitoring and evaluation are two important elements for the park management. They are used to assess whether the activities being carried out in the park are managed sustainably. When issues arise, monitoring serves as an instrument that provides specific recommendations to park management authorities on how to act.
Zoning is also a very important element of the Nikaj-Mertur RNP. Zoning aims to identify the particular values of the park and create possibilities for people to access those areas. Zoning also yields the appropriate restrictions in case park regulations are violated. Furthermore, zoning is aimed at establishing the various park management activities and their respective priorities. Zoning combines the current and expected development of the area with the preservation of its values.
In Nikaj-Mertur RNP, the designated zoning consists of three main areas:
- - Central area – where the most important natural and cultural elements of the park are found;
- - Sustainable development area - where development activities are to be conducted in full harmony with the nature, culture and traditions of the area;
- - Traditional use area – areas that will follow the local ways of development, restricting activities seen as damaging to the park's values.