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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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The Prespa Park (PP), the first transboundary protected area in the Balkans, was established on 2 February 2000, World Wetlands Day, with a joint declaration by the Prime Ministers of Greece, Albania and FYROM, following a proposal from the Society for the Protection of Prespa and the WWF. Nine years later, the Prime Ministers of the three countries met in Prespa (27 November 2009) and agreed on the signing of a binding agreement for the protection and the sustainable development of the Prespa Park. Click here to see the Joint Statement of the Prime Ministers.

On the tenth anniversary of the Prespa Park, 2 February 2010, the three states and the European Union signed an international agreement, which strengthens the institutional operation of the park, ushering in a new era for the Prespa Transboundary Park. The SPP has supported the operation and activities of the park from its inception, believing transboundary collaboration to be the only way of tackling both the environmental problems and the economic development of the area. For ten consecutive years the SPP participated in the park’s operation as a member of the Prespa Park Coordination Committee (PPCC) while at the same time supported the operation of the PPCC secretariat. Moreover, under the transboundary cooperation it has carried out a variety of projects in collaboration with official bodies from the three countries.