Sunday, 18 Feb 2018


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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9th October 2012: The thrilling journey of migration! Print E-mail


On Saturday 6th October 2012 we took part in EuroBirdwatch – a series of events celebrating bird migration, which take place on the first weekend in October every year in over 30 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The events are an initiative of the global partnership BirdLife International, working in cooperation with the Hellenic Ornithological Society in Greece. In Prespa the event was co-organised by the Society for the Protection of Prespa and the Prespa National Park Management Body.

Thirty-nine students from the local junior school joined us at the Information Centre in Pili to explore the theme of long distance migration. Playing a game called ‘Odyssey of the Fearless’ they dressed up as white storks with handmade wings and beaks, and got ready to set out on their journey to the distant land of Sudan. The game led the children in and out of the Centre, and through movement and handicrafts encouraged them to learn all about the dangers that these birds face during their journey.

Meanwhile, on the road leading to the island of Agios Achilleios, overlooking Great and Lesser Prespa Lakes, visitors to the area had an opportunity to enjoy some close-up views of Prespa’s bird species using specially provided telescopes and binoculars. Some of the season’s migratory species could be seen, as well as other examples of Prespa’s unique bird life.

More information:

Prespa National Park Management Body

Christina Louka
Tel. 23850 51870, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Society for the Protection of Prespa
Fotini Vakitsidou
Tel: 23850 51211, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Photo: PNPMB archive

Photo: SPP archive


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