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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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Habitats & Threatened Species Print E-mail


There are many reasons why Prespa is of particular value and which make it an ecosystem of global importance. Amongst them are the variety of habitats and the large number of rare species of animals and plants, a number of which are endemic, appearing only in Prespa and nowhere else in the world.

Here you can check the fauna species that are present in the Greek part of Prespa:


Several of Prespa’s rare species are endangered, and for this reason they are also protected by a series of national and European conventions. Since its establishment the SPP has put into action a series of projects for the protection and management of specific threatened fauna species, as well as for the restoration of their habitats, the degrading of which constitutes perhaps the greatest threat to their survival. Notable amongst these activities are the research and management measures for the protection of the Dalmatian pelican, which have gradually led to the increase of its population. The result today is that Prespa hosts the largest colony of Dalmatian pelicans in the world, numbering more than 1200 pairs, and the SPP continues to employ measures for its protection. In addition the SPP has developed systematic monitoring for lake fish species, while since 2005 it has also monitored the Prespa endemic trout population. While carrying out these protection projects for specific threatened species, the SPP also concentrates a large proportion of its activities on the restoration of important habitats. More specifically, since 1991 it has put into practice measures for the restoration and management of wet meadows, which are the most important habitat for the functioning of the lake ecosystem. In recent years the SPP has begun research projects for the study of the riverside vegetation along the Agios Germanos River and the sub-alpine meadows on Mount Varnous.

             


 

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