Friday, 15 Dec 2017


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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In this section you can view all the news of the field actions that the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) carries out

Locating bats in Galicica National Park

April 2014

A two-day workshop on bat echolocation analysis for monitoring of bat populations was co-organized by Galicica National Park (GNPs), the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) and GIZ on the 25th and 26th of April 2014 and hosted in GNP’s Information Centre in Stenje.


Working together on a transboundary strategy for Prespa


On 8 and 9 March the second annual meeting of PrespaNet was held on the shores of Albanian Prespa. Discussions centred on the continued lack of transboundary knowledge, cooperation and management. 


For this school year, Nature Club will explore the Prespa villages!

30 October 2013

Nature Club has resumed for the children of Prespa in the new academic year.  This year it will be dedicated to all of the Prespa villages, with the children discovering Prespa and its secrets through a different topic in a different village each session.


World Environment Day 2013

5 June 2013

The need for integrated environmental protection is highlighted by the whereabouts of the satellite tagged Dalmatian pelican "Odysseus".


The Greylag geese in wintertime

18 December 2012

Last week Lazos and I braved the icy cold and the first snows of the winter for the monthly population counts of the Greylag geese.


Working meeting on hydrology and water-quality

30 November 2012

In 29th and 30th November, a symposium on current and state-of-the-art research on water quality of Prespa lakes was organized by the Society for the Protection of Prespa.


SPP in Landelijke Tag 2012

November 2012

For the first time the Society for the Protection of Prespa participated in the Landelijke Dag that was organized on Saturday 24 November 2012, at the premises of the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.


The stories of the Greylag Geese in Prespa


The Greylag Geese population in Prespa is of high importance for Greece as it is the sole, viable breeding population of any goose species in the country. It is also of international importance since it is the southernmost population of this species in Europe and one of the few resident populations in the world.


The birds have arrived!


Following a steady annual pattern, Dalmatian Pelicans have found their place within their colonies already in the beginning of April, while Great White Pelicans have just started arriving.


For the first time this year bat surveys were carried out in both autumn and winter

February 2011

Following the bat research surveys that have been systematically carried out during the last few summers, for the first time surveys were carried out in autumn and winter, in October 2010 and February 2011 respectively.


The midwinter waterbird counts took place across the Prespa borders again this year


The annual midwinter counts to record overwintering populations of aquatic bird species in Prespa’ s wetlands were completed in January. The counts were carried out by the SPP on behalf of the Hellenic Ornithological Society as part of the International Waterbird Census (IWC) which happens every year during the winter period.


Summer bat field surveys

Once again, during the period 19/07-13/08/2010, the SPP carried out bat research missions, within the framework of the actions for the protection of threatened fauna species. This action was carried out in collaboration with Greek experts, the French NGO “Groupe Mammalogique Breton” and four other volunteers from different regions of France.  


Reedbed monitoring in the Prespa Lakes

Within the framework of the pilot transboundary environmental monitoring programme at the Prespa Park, the SPP organized on 30th June 2010 a workshop on the methodology of the reedbed monitoring at the lakes Mikri and Megali Prespa in the three neighboring countries.


Experimental fishing in the Greek part of lake Mikri Prespa

Once again the SPP team, consisting of Haris Nikolaou, Lazaros Nikolaou and Annita Logotheti, carried out the experimental fishing within the framework of the fish monitoring.


Visit to Golem Grad island

An SPP team, consisting of Myrsini Malakou, Haris Nikolaou and Annita Logotheti, visited Golem Grad Island (“Big Town in Slavomacedonian) in Lake Megali Prespa in the part that belongs to FYROM.


Glossy Ibises once again in Prespa

It is a fact that Glossy Ibises nest in Prespa, as they were observed in the colony of Mikrolimni during the waterbird monitoring. 



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