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Great white egrets found feeding in firebreak zones

30 Mar 2020

Great white egrets found feeding in firebreak zones

While all of us are working from home, a small number of the LIFE Prespa Waterbirds project team have been out in the field, keeping up our monitoring work in the wetland – strictly observing all the safety measures, of course.

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Placing red buoys to protect pelican colonies

13 Mar 2020

Placing red buoys to protect pelican colonies

On Monday 9th March the wardens of the Management Body for the Prespa National Park, in collaboration with the LIFE Prespa Waterbirds team at the Society for the Protection of Prespa, once again renewed the red buoys around the pelican colonies on Lesser Prespa Lake, as they do every year, aiming to prevent disturbance to the birds from passing boats.

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Training seminar in the framework of the

27 Feb 2020

Training seminar in the framework of the

The training seminar held in the framework of LIFE project "Pelican Way of LIFE" at Prespa on 25 & 26 February was attended by scientific and technical staff from the Bulgarian Ornithological Society (BSPB) and the Persina Nature Park Directorate in Bulgaria, from the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR), from the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Management Bodies of Amvrakikos Gulf - Lefkada and Mesollonghi lagoon – Akarnanika mountain. 

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The 2019 cycle of management activities has been completed

25 Feb 2020

The 2019 cycle of management activities has been completed

Wetland management includes the use of the amphibious cutting machine in order to create firebreak zones in the reedbed and drainage ditches. 

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The investigation on the use of reed biomass as soil conditioner continues.

19 Feb 2020

The investigation on the use of reed biomass as soil conditioner continues.

The second phase of the experimental use of reed biomass as soil conditions started on the 19th February with the application of reed biomass in three fields provided by three participating local farmers. 

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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. As usual the meeting point was the public library and from there we went to Great Prespa Lake in order to count both the different species and numbers of birds in Psaradhes Bay. 

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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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