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Third meeting of the Transboundary Wetland Management Technical Group

11 Dec 2020

Third meeting of the Transboundary Wetland Management Technical Group

On 10th December, the 3rd meeting of the Transboundary Wetland Management Technical Group (TWMTG) took place online with 18 representatives from the protected area authorities and NGOs of the three countries. 

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This year’s monitoring of waterbird populations has been completed

23 Oct 2020

This year’s monitoring of waterbird populations has been completed

The picture for great white and Dalmatian pelicans looks good for 2020. Pelicans only very occasionally use their nesting islets at this time of year, so we took the opportunity to go and record their condition, and also see how many chicks didn’t survive this year.

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Presplorers record changes in the lakeshore

30 Sep 2020

Presplorers record changes in the lakeshore

The Presplorers set out in late September to record changes of the shore in Lesser Prespa that we had visited again at the beginning of spring.

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Ongoing management activities in the wetland

23 Sep 2020

Ongoing management activities in the wetland

In July, local stock-breeders joined their forces once again with the LIFE Prespa Waterbirds team and began wetland management activities, which have almost been completed in some of the most important areas of the wetland, such as Opaya, Slatina Plateos, and Mikros Kampos.

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Electric fencing placed in areas of Opagia and Slatina Plateos

02 Sep 2020

Electric fencing placed in areas of Opagia and Slatina Plateos

As part of work to conserve wet meadows, as well as pilot actions for the prevention of damage by wild boar, solar-powered electric fencing was placed along areas of Opagia and Slatina Plateos during the summer of 2020. 

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Learning about

04 Aug 2020

Learning about

With the endeavour to deliver the Prespa region’s first transboundary virtual summer school for students from the three countries sharing the Prespa lakes having come to an end, we cannot help being delighted with the results and grateful for the co-operative spirit in which this summer school on wetland management and monitoring was organised and delivered.

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Completion of vegetation monitoring activities

31 Jul 2020

Completion of vegetation monitoring activities

Multiple vegetation monitoring activities have been successfully completed by our colleagues from Tour du Valat. Activities included the development of vegetation development in areas that were managed under the project in 2018 and 2019.

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The virtual summer school on

22 Jul 2020

The virtual summer school on "Wetland Management and Monitoring" started

This Monday we began our virtual transboundary summer school on “Wetland Management and Monitoring”. Students from Albania, North Macedonia and Greece are meeting online for the next two weeks and will learn more about the many different and interconnected aspects of wetland management, as well as exchanging knowledge and experience with their peers. 

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Wetland Habitat mapping in Greece

10 Jul 2020

Wetland Habitat mapping in Greece

As part of the LIFE project, an assessment of the habitat types found in the littoral zone and the streams of Lake Lesser Prespa.

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Virtual summer school on “Wetland Management and Monitoring”

24 Jun 2020

Virtual summer school on “Wetland Management and Monitoring”

The Society for the Protection of Prespa, together with its PrespaNet partners MES and PPNEA, is organising a transboundary virtual summer school on “Wetland Management and Monitoring”, 20th-31st July.
 

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