July, 2019

All the posts published.

PONT recently engaged the Connecting Natural Values and People Foundation (CNVP) to investigate the modest outcomes of past initiatives concerning ecotourism in the Wider Prespa Area (WPA) and to develop recommendations to increase the impact of future efforts. Contents of the report Following a thorough review of documents and structured consultation of a wide range of stakeholders in Albania and North Macedonia, the Report presents a detailed overview of …

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From 8-12 July many stakeholders joined forces in the Wider Prespa Area to work on the implementation of Natura 2000. PONTs cooperation partner, the EU Twinning project, ‘Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of nature protection’, organised the following events in Pelister NP (National Park) and Prespa Lake Monument of Nature: invertebrate inventory and monitoring training; habitat and vascular plant monitoring training; management …

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Collaboration between governmental, scientific and civil society organizations is of critical importance for improving the quality and efficiency of natural resource management in the Wider Prespa Area, and for achieving the desired impact of PONT’s funding on biodiversity conservation. In line with priorities outlined in its 2017 Funding Strategy, PONT is supporting the Regional Administration for Protected Areas in Korca (RAPA), managing Prespa National Park in Albania, and the …

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PONT and Galicica National Park have been working together to create a video highlighting the recent reorientation undergone by the park management: the move from a reliance on deforestation for funding to a conservation focused financing model. Last week, a team of professionals from PONT, Galicica National Park and Focus Pocus Films gathered in various locations across the stunning vistas offered by the park to film a number of …

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July 2019 - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust