Reedbed management has started

15 Oct 2018

The most important action of the LIFE Prespa Waterbirds project has begun! The SPP field team, equipped with the appropriate machinery, started the management of the reedbed of Lesser Prespa Lake. The aim of the action is to cut part of the wetland vegetation in order to create open shallow areas around the lake. When the water level rises in spring, the flooding of these areas will create ideal conditions for waterbirds to feed and for fish to spawn. The northern part of Lesser Prespa is the priority area for management, as it is the most important feeding ground for the waterbirds. The management activities will go on during the following weeks, while the cut plant material will be distributed among cattle breeders and farmers as fodder and soil conditioner respectively.