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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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Establishment of a fire station for Prespa

14 Jun 2020

Establishment of a fire station for Prespa

Today’s establishment of a fire station in Prespa is an exceptionally important event, which has come following years of requests from many residents and organisations in the area.

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Preparation for virtual summer school

12 Jun 2020

Preparation for virtual summer school

The preparations for July’s Summer School on Wetland Management and Monitoring have begun! Specially filmed videos, interactive presentations, and a variety of different means for digital delivery, are being developed for the summer school, as it will take place entirely online this year.

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World Biodiversity Day 2020

22 May 2020

World Biodiversity Day 2020

Today we’re celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity in solidarity with our PrespaNet partners!

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Arrival - Departure 2020

19 May 2020

Arrival - Departure 2020

Waterbirds monitoring activities continue intensively, as we approach summer and the breeding process is at its peak. To monitor the populations of pygmy cormorants and herons nesting in mixed colonies in dense and inaccessible reedbeds of Lesser Prespa, the SPP uses a combination of methods, including flight line counts (aka the "Arrival-Departure" method), which was implemented yesterday.

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The impact of future climate change on bean cultivation in the Prespa Lake catchment

27 Apr 2020

The impact of future climate change on bean cultivation in the Prespa Lake catchment

A layman’s summary of findings

A few days ago, a paper published in the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration assesses the potential impacts of future climate change on bean cultivation in the Prespa region. 

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The biodiversity of Prespa featured in an online seminar by the Agricultural University of Athens

14 Apr 2020

The biodiversity of Prespa featured in an online seminar by the Agricultural University of Athens

In a webinar on the biodiversity of Prespa that was carried out by the Department of Forestry and Management of the Natural Environment at the Agricultural University of Athens on Friday 10th April, the president of the Management Body for the Prespa National Park, as well as personnel and partners of the Society for the Protection of Prespa, participated as speakers, while more than 100 students followed the presentations. 

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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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