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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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9 February 2015: "Karagiozis the protector of Prespa!" Print E-mail

To celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2015, the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) organised a puppet show entitled "Karagiozis, the Protector of Prespa" on Friday, 6th February.

The Tassos Georgiou Shadow Theatre Company, with a little help from the SPP, created a show especially devoted to Prespa, and very much in keeping with the message of this year's World Wetlands Day: "Wetlands for our Future". Children in the audience were asked to help Karagiozis solve the witch’s riddle and save the lake. The adventures of Karagiozis and his friends led the children to nine seemingly random words, which eventually came together to form the solution to the puzzle; a simple solution, already well established in the minds of children in the region: ECOLOGY.

The Municipality of Prespa kindly provided the use of a hall for the event.

For more information: Dimitra Paschalidou, Communications Officer, Society for the Protection of Prespa, 23850 51211.

Notes for editors

'World Wetlands Day', established by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and held on 2nd February every year, is an important date for Prespa: The Transboundary Prespa Park was established on 2nd February, 2000 by a joint Declaration of the Prime Ministers of the three countries, with the aim of protecting the ecological values of the area through the co-operation of the three states, as well as promoting the economic and social development of local communities. The Transboundary Prespa Park is the first transboundary protected area in Southeast Europe. An international "Agreement for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Prespa Park" was signed on 2nd February, 2010 by the three Ministers of the Environment and the European Commissioner for the Environment. Ratification of the Agreement by the Greek side is still pending.


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