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17th February 2017: 14th February 2017: A historic day for transboundary Prespa

22 September 2016: The Juniper Forests captured the interest of the “students” of the two summer schools, implemented this summer in Prespa

13th September 2016: 100 wetlands and 7 countries in 1 afternoon – the 1st Pelican census covering all of SE Europe and Turkey

15 February 2016: Our life in a wetland! Primary school students from across the transboundary Prespa basin show us what the wetland looks like through their eyes

8 October 2015: Walk in the forests of Prespa with your phone aw a guide!

23 July 2015: United by pelicans

9 February 2015: "Karagiozis, the protector of Prespa!"

2 February 2015, World Wetlands Day: I'ts time for ratification of the Agreement on the transboundary Prespa Park

21 January 2015: Second Dalmatian pelican falls victim to illegal hunting in the Evros Delta

15 April 2014: The Society for the Protection of Prespa is the “Best of the Best” once again!

21 March 2014: The re-introduction of animal husbandry as a conservation measure for the Grecian juniper woods of Prespa

31 January 2014: Prespa Park: at the crossroads of sustainability

3 July 2013: The very first nationwide Pelican Census in Greece!

3 April 2013: Striving to enhance the natural values of the Prespa region, for biodiversity and people, through joint actions across borders

1 February 2013: Prespa Park 2000-2013: time to take new initiatives

10 December 2012: Manual for the protection of fish and fisheries in Prespa

9 October 2012: The thrilling journey of migration!

9 August 2012: Only Greece is now delaying implementation of the International Prespa Park Agreement

The cooperation of the countries of SE Europe is imperative for the protection of the pelicans

8 May 2012: Transboundary Prespa puts fish and fisheries centre stage

3 February 2012: The Society for the Protection of Prespa is celebrating World Wetlands Day with events in Thessaloniki and across the borders in Prespa

23 January 2012: Environmental organisations denounce out-of-control illegal hunting in the Prespa National Park

6 October 2011: With a seal of approval from the European Union, the International Agreement for the Prespa Park is now in the hands of the three states that share the Prespa basin

15 April 2011: Learn all you need to know about keeping the treasures of the lakes safe from harm

2 February 2011: Ratification of International Agreement for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Prespa Park still pending one year after

21 May 2010: Prespes: An ecosystem that still resists

2 February 2010: The three countries and the European Commission commit to cooperate for the protection and the sustainable development of the Prespa Basin

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Friday 15 December 2017, 19:25

3 February 2012: The Society for the Protection of Prespa is celebrating World Wetlands Day with events in Thessaloniki and across the borders in Prespa. Print E-mail



At the centre of this year’s events for World Wetlands Day organised by the Society for the Protection of Prespa are Prespa’s fisheries and rare fish species. There are opportunities for young and old to learn about the fish and the threats that they face, as well as the measures that must be taken for their protection.


As part of its World Wetlands Day celebrations the SPP has organised:


  • A children’s competition for the best poem about the fish of Prespa. Taking part in the competition were children from primary schools in the three countries that share transboundary Prespa: Greece, Albania and FYROM.


  • el-kordEvents with games and activities for children were organised in all three countries in Prespa, and also in Thessaloniki at the Eleftherio-Kordelio Environmental Education Centre. The activities included fairy tales, puzzles, a fishing game, a children’s tour of the mobile exhibition about the fish and fisheries of Prespa that the Society for the Protection of Prespa has produced, and many other events.


  • Meanwhile, for adults, the well-known and award-winning documentary “Darwin’s Nightmare” was shown in Laimos, Prespa. The film demonstrates the dramatic ecological and socio-economic consequences that the introduction of non-native fish species can have in a society, as happened at Lake Victoria in Africa.


The events began on 28th January and continued until 10th February, aiming for wide participation throughout transboundary Prespa and also in Thessaloniki.


The events are in part supported by the LIFE+ Information & Communication programme “Fish, Fisheries and European Policy in the Prespa Basin” which the Society for the Protection of Prespa is implementing with the aim of raising awareness about Prespa’s rare fish species and the measures required for their protection.


For further information:
Rallia Kougioumtzi: 6974062330

1) In implementing its information and awareness-raising programme in the other two countries sharing the Prespa basin, Albania and FYROM, the Society for the Protection of Prespa collaborates with local bodies including the NGOs ‘Environment & Health’ and ‘Transborder Wildlife’ in Albania, and the Galicica National Park in FYROM. In Greek Prespa the Society for the Protection of Prespa collaborated with the Prespa National Park Management Body, the Municipality of Prespa and the Cultural, Environmental and Athletic Association of Agios Germanos for some specific activities.



For further information:

Rallia Kougioumtzi: 6974062330

 

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