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The ridges and furrows of Prespa

15 Jul 2021

The ridges and furrows of Prespa

An underrated cultivation method

In the low-lying areas surrounding the lakes, people have been cultivating for centuries. The soils here have two significant disadvantages for farmers. In many places the groundwater is very close to the surface often creating marshes which made ploughing difficult and consequently sowing was not possible. 

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Online premiere of the documentary

11 Jun 2021

Online premiere of the documentary

A story about Prespa, the wetland and cooperation.

"Everything is a cycle. By helping one element, you help complete the whole circle."

This is how the fisherman, George Paraskevopoulos, summarizes the content of the documentary "Wings, Wetlands and People", which encapsulates the activities and aims of the LIFE Prespa Waterbirds project. 

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Presplorers participation in WWF Panda Youth Awards

04 Jun 2021

Presplorers participation in WWF Panda Youth Awards

Co-organized by WWF – Greece and WWF-Turkey, the event WWF Panda Youth Awards took place on Thursday 4th June, the Event. Five youth teams from Greece and five from Turkey. 

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We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment

03 Jun 2021

We unite our voices for the protection of the natural environment

World Environment Day, June 5th, 2021

Having entered the third decade of the 21st century, we are now facing a multifaceted environmental crisis – a biodiversity crisis and a climate crisis - in Greece and around the world.

 

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World Biodiversity Day 2021

22 May 2021

World Biodiversity Day 2021

Home to a mosaic of habitats, important waterbirds, endemic fish, mammals, and other biodiversity, the wetlands of Lake Lesser Prespa have provided to local societies for centuries.

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Never again destructive fires in the reedbeds of Prespa in spring!

14 May 2021

Never again destructive fires in the reedbeds of Prespa in spring!

Every year at the end of winter, fires are recorded in the reedbeds of Lake Lesser Prespa. Usually, these fires are targeted to burn reedbeds or sometimes they are set to clear drainage ditches from vegetation and end up spreading in the reedbeds. 

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Fourth meeting of the Transboundary Wetland Management Technical Group

27 Apr 2021

Fourth meeting of the Transboundary Wetland Management Technical Group

The 4th meeting of the Transboundary Wetland Management Technical Group (TWMTG) was carried out online on Monday 26th April, with the participation of representatives from the national parks and the protected areas of the Prespa basin, as well as environmental NGOs working for the conservation of the area. 

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Collective decisions on the management of Prespa’s wetlands

26 Feb 2021

Collective decisions on the management of Prespa’s wetlands

On 26th February the annual Wetland Management Committee (WMC) meeting was held; the WMC is an advisory committee which functions under the Management Body for the Prespa National Park (MBPNP). At this year’s meeting, the 14th such event, subjects such as wetland vegetation management, the fluctuation of the water level in Lesser Prespa Lake and developments in the waterbird populations were discussed, as well as other issues related to fisheries, such as the dates of the closed season for 2021.

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The first pelican chicks of the year have hatched, but is this good or bad news?

17 Feb 2021

The first pelican chicks of the year have hatched, but is this good or bad news?

November and December of 2020 saw some of the highest temperatures recorded in Greece in the last century, and pelicans across the country were lulled into a false sense of security! In Messolonghi, Karla and Prespa the first eggs hatched earlier than in any previous year.

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The Presplorers present their movie “People and naiads – myths and facts”

02 Feb 2021

The Presplorers present their movie “People and naiads – myths and facts”

To celebrate World Wetlands Day, which is dedicated to water this year, and the interplay between this vital resource and wetlands, we invite you to watch “People and naiads – myths and facts”, a video created by the young people of Prespa.

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