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You are at the official website of the Life+ Information & Communication Project "Fish, Fisheries and European Policy in the Prespa Basin" that implements the Society for the Protection of Prespa with the co-funding of the European Union.
The Society for the Protection of Prespa is the “Best of the Best” once again!
15 April 2014
The Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) has been honoured by the European Commission for the second time, with a "Best of the Best" Award for its implementation of the LIFE + Information and Communication project 'Fish, Fisheries & European Policy in the Prespa Basin'.
“Crafted by Time” – Premiere of the documentary in Sydney, Australia
1 August 2013
After its successful premiere at the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in August the documentary “Crafted by Time” will be screened for the first time in Australia as part of regional events for the Thessaloniki Festival and with the cooperation of the Greek Film Society Sydney.
The Life project was sealed with a meeting with public bodies and residents of Prespa
20 March 2013
On the occasion of the completion of the Life project “Fish, Fisheries & European policy in the Prespa basin”, a meeting was held on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at Prespa regarding fish and fishery issues.
“Crafted by time”, a documentary about Prespa by Vangelis Efthymiou, is in the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
8 March 2013
Adonis is starting to build his new wooden boat. He is one of the few who still have this skill. He makes a living from fishing in the Prespa Lakes. The Society for the Protection of Prespa has spent many years studying the fish species of these same lakes.
With the documentary “Crafted by Time”, director Vangelis Efthymiou transports us to the magical world of the Prespa Lakes.
“The Treasures of Our Lakes” travels to Kozani
26 February 2013
The Perfectural Administration of Kozani, in cooperation with the Society for the Protection of Prespa, will host the exhibition “The treasures of our lakes”, aiming to inform the wider public in the issues concerning the rare fish fauna of Prespa.
Fishermen and cattle farmers in Prespa are taking an active part in wetland management
The management of the wetland of Lesser Prespa Lake is the responsibility of the Prespa National Park Management Body (PNPMB). The PNPMB is supported in this process by the Wetland Management Committee, which plays an advisory role.
Manual for the protection of fish and fisheries in Prespa
10 December 2012
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.
"The treasure of our lakes" at the Aquarium of Kastoria
25 October 2012
The exhibition “The treasures of our lakes” will be hosted at the Aquarium of Kastoria in cooperation with the Society for the Protection of Prespa, in order to inform the wider public on the rare fish fauna of Prespa.
"The treasure of our lakes" at the Goulandris Natural History Museum
22 May 2012
The Society for the Protection of Prespa celebrated the World Biodiversity Day, on the 22nd of May, with the fish of Prespa on the first spot.
Transboundary Prespa puts fish and fisheries centre stage
8 May 2012
A meeting on the subject of ‘Fish and Fisheries’ was held on Friday 4th May at the Pyli Information Centre in Greece run by the Prespa National Park Management Body; the meeting was attended by organisations from transboundary Prespa, including municipalities, fishery authorities, national parks, fishery co-operatives, scientists and environmental organisations.
The Society for the Protection of Prespa is celebrating World Wetlands Day with events in Thessaloniki and across the borders in Prespa
3 February 2012
At the centre of this year’s events for World Wetlands Day organised by the Society for the Protection of Prespa are Prespa’s fisheries and rare fish species.
Click on the Fish of Prespa!
“We don’t throw rubbish in our lakes…”
18 June 2011
…says Kostas Paraskevopoulos, local fisherman and protagonist of the TV infomercial currently showing on Greek television as part of the LIFE+ Information and Communication Programme.
This year’s environmental education programme came to an end with a jaunt to the river
3 June 2011
The “Treasures of our Lakes” exhibition is on the road in the Transboundary Prespa Park
The mobile exhibition about fish and fisheries in Prespa began its transboundary travels starting off at the Saraj Cultural Centre in FYR of Macedonia and the two largest secondary schools in the city of Korcë, Themistokli Germenji and Raqi Qerenxhi, in Albania.
All generations learn all about fish!
29 May 2011
With the occasion of the World Environment Day, during the last weekend of May the mobile exhibition “The treasures of our lakes” moved to the Environmental Park of Kastoria and more specifically to Kastoria’s Environmental Education Centre.
Opening night of the “Treasures of Our Lakes” exhibition
15 April 2011
This year we’re learning all about fish!
6 April 2011
Open meeting between the public bodies and residents of Prespa
17 December 2010