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




Last Update

Friday 16 February 2018, 17:18

Our life in a wetland! Primary school students from across the transboundary Prespa basin show us what the wetland looks like through their eyes Print E-mail

In a symbolic activity the children of transboundary Prespa have shown us their world in miniature. Children from primary schools in the three countries created scale models of each of their sides of Prespa, ultimately aiming to join the three models together, allowing the children to show us the area as a whole.

The activity was prepared by PrespaNet, the network of environmental organisations (SPP, MES, PPNEA), on the occasion of World Wetlands Day on 2nd February. The creative set of cross-border models was begun on Saturday 6th February with young ‘artists’ in Greece painting and filling in their side, it then continued on 9th February in Resen Primary School in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and was completed on Friday 12th February at the Goritsa Primary School in Albania.

Lakes, rivers, forests, farmers, fishermen, shepherds, local crops, wet meadows, fish and cattle all found their proper place in the wetland models, highlighting once again the indissoluble bonds between man and nature in the region.

The activity will be concluded when the three models are joined together this week at the Primary School in Resen, the only town in the basin of Prespa. We thank all the schools, teachers and children who took part in this event, as well as the Public Library in the Municipality of Prespa.

Further information:
Dimitra Paschalidou, Communications Officer, Society for the Protection of Prespa, 0030 23850-51211 (ext.2), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information for editors:

1) The Ramsar Convention World Wetlands Day on 2nd February is an important date for Prespa: the Transboundary Prespa Park, the first transboundary protected area in SE Europe, was established on 2nd February with a joint declaration by the prime ministers of the three countries. On the same day ten years later, 2nd February 2010, the international ‘Agreement for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Prespa Park’ was signed by the three Ministers for the Environment and the European Commissioner for the Environment. Sadly, the International Agreement remains inactive, as the Greek side has not taken the steps necessary for its ratification.

2) PrespaNet is a network of environmental organisations for Prespa, which was founded in March 2013 and is comprised of the SPP, based in Agios Germanos, Prespa, MES, based in Skopje and PPNEA based in Tirana.

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