March, 2021

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The most important event of this two-year grant funding provided by PONT and the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation was the opening and operationalisation of the PPNEA local office, in Gorice e Vogel/Dolna Gorica, Prespa. The renovation works undergone by PPNEA through the length of the project has now provided good facilities for short stays at the office by the PPNEA staff conducting monitoring work, but also international visitors …

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As we all know 2020 has been a challenging year for the entire world but the COVID 19 pandemic has had a particularly significant impact on tourism. This has had some implications on our financial operations with the income of firewood production having dropped to 0, while the revenues from tourism decreased by an astounding 73% in comparison to the previous year. However, despite this, PIGNP stuck to the …

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Conserving Prespa is impossible without transboundary collaboration at all levels of governance. The project ‘Working towards transboundary conservation of the Prespa region by common actions raised by PrespaNet partners’ delivered in North Macedonia by the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) has laid the foundation for efficient transboundary coordination and collaboration in the Prespa basin. The project itself was supported by PONT and the Aage. V. Jensen Charity Foundation. Over the course of …

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During 2020, we continued working on the maintenance and signage of the network of hiking trails with the help of local temporary workers financed through PONT. RAPA Korça also continued, in collaboration with Pustec Municipality, working towards the eradication of the invasive plant ‘Ara e Indit’ – as outlined in the Park Management Plan. “Turtle Day”  Theoretical lectures were delivered to the junior rangers and following on from that …

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PONT provides much of the financing for the Society for the Protection of Prespa’s (SPP) 5-year strategic framework (2018-2022), supporting its core financial and administration operations as well as co-funding its projects and activities, a selection of highlights of which for 2020 are mentioned below. Working together across borders Transboundary collaboration is a basic tenet of the SPP’s philosophy, and nowhere is this more apparent than the long-term effort …

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March 2021 - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust