Thursday, 22 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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10 December 2012: Manual for the protection of fish and fisheries in Prespa Print E-mail

The latest publication from the Society for the Protection of Prespa entitled "Saving fish biodiversity in the Prespa basin", which came about under the LIFE+ Information & Communication project "Fish, Fisheries and European Policy in the Prespa Basin", includes subjects such as the ecology of the fish species found in Prespa and the threats they face, the features of local fisheries and the problems fishermen encounter, what is and isn’t provided for under national and European legislation for fish and fisheries, the cross-border aspect of the issue and proposals for sustainable management.

For the first time all the scientific and practical information on the protection of endemic fish populations in Prespa and their mutual relationship with sustainable fisheries has been brought together in one place. The publication is aimed at all organizations which have undertaken, or may undertake in the future, the task of protecting these valuable fish species in order to ensure a sustainable future for fisheries in the area. It could be a useful "tool" in the hands of the appropriate authorities as it sums up current scientific thinking and proposes specific procedures for developing a national plan for the sustainable management of fish and fisheries in Prespa.

The publication is available in a modern and user-friendly electronic format, in both Greek and English. It will be sent to all stakeholders involved with the management of fish and fisheries in Prespa, and also other areas with similar characteristics and issues. A series of presentations will introduce the publication to organizations in Prespa during the coming year.

The director of the Society for the Protection of Prespa, Myrsini Malakou, states in the preface: "The central message revealed in the pages of this publication is that the relationship between the protection of rare fish species and the sustainability of fisheries is reciprocal. The challenge now is to build on the existing scientific information and traditional knowledge in order to ensure the future of this relationship."

The publication is available at:

English version: http://www.spp.gr/fish_biodiversity/EN/eBook.data/index.html

Greek version: http://www.spp.gr/fish_biodiversity/GR/eBook.data/index.html 


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