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World Wetlands Day 2020

04 Feb 2020

World Wetlands Day 2020

Wetlands and biodiversity: Why does biodiversity matter?

The school children of our area were prompted to seek the difficult and multi-facet answer to this phenomenally simple question, through a series of activities and interactive games.

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Presplorers at the mid-winter waterbird counts

24 Jan 2020

Presplorers at the mid-winter waterbird counts

Yesterday the Presplorers were in the field helping to count the number of waterbirds wintering in Prespa.

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Collaboration for large mammals in the wetlands

20 Jan 2020

Collaboration for large mammals in the wetlands

On Wednesday 15th January, at the offices of the Management Body for the Prespa National Park, the first meeting of the LIFE18 NAT/GR/000768 ARCPROM project – ‘Improving human-bear co-existence in 4 National Parks of South Europe’ was carried out, focussing on the implementation of the project activities in the region.

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Annual National Pelican Report 2018

15 Jan 2020

Annual National Pelican Report 2018

According to the results of the 4th Annual National Pelican Report, the breeding population of Dalmatian pelicans in 2018 in Greece was 2,082 breeding pairs, while that of great white pelicans was 614 pairs. 

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Calendar 2020

23 Dec 2019

Calendar 2020

The project calendar for 2020, which is dedicated to the activities and partnerships of the project, was disseminated.

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Protecting the wetland from fires

12 Dec 2019

Protecting the wetland from fires

Following the catastrophic fires in the reedbeds this February and March, in which 300 hectares of wetland vegetation were burnt, the MBPNP held a meeting on the subject with local authorities and organisations. 

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Young adult literature, environment and creative writing

11 Nov 2019

Young adult literature, environment and creative writing

On Saturday 9th November, at the public library of Laimos, the Presplorers team, together with a group of younger students, journeyed into the world of books and creative writing. Their guide was Vasilis Papatheodorou, the award-winning author of works for children and young adults.

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Vegetation management: the changing shape of the wetlands

10 Nov 2019

Vegetation management: the changing shape of the wetlands

Having started in July, the cutting of wetland vegetation for 2019 has now been completed after intensive efforts. The project team joined forces with the stockbreeders of the area for this management, and with their joint effort about 83 hectares of wetland vegetation were cut.

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Filming for the Presplorers documentary is all done!

20 Sep 2019

Filming for the Presplorers documentary is all done!

In mid-September Presplorers visited the island of Agios Achillios and filmed the last shots for their documentary.

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Research on Dalmatian pelicans movements

10 Sep 2019

Research on Dalmatian pelicans movements

The results of our long-standing collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in regards to the ecology of Dalmatian pelicans, were published in IBIS last June. As mentioned in the article, we fitted GPS/GSM transmitters on 14 Dalmatian pelicans. 

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