July, 2021

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In June 2020, PONT and CEPF awarded a grant to the Balkan Foundation for Sustainable Development in North Macedonia concerning the conservation of the endemic Prespa trout (Salmo peristericus) which is listed as Endangered on the global IUCN Red List. Brajchinska and Kranska rivers support the largest populations of this species in North Macedonia, while a small population is found in Leva River, all within the Lake Prespa watershed. …

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The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) combine their efforts in the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area for the second time by issuing a new joint Call for Proposals for small grants. Building upon the positive experience from the first joint call, and with a view to enabling longer-term interventions with greater impact, PONT and CEPF invite applications from eligible organizations to address the conservation needs …

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The implementation of the first programme for long-term monitoring of biodiversity in Galicica National Park goes back to 2011 and the adoption of the first Management Plan for the park. Over the last 3 years, the support from PONT helped the Public Institution Galicica National Park (PIGNP) double the number of its technical staff involved in the implementation of the monitoring programme, but also develop an effective partnership with …

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Following the formal approval of the new Management Plan for Pelister National Park (2021-2030) in November 2020, developed with support from PONT, the Public Institution Pelister National Park (PIPNP) has commenced the implementation of its first long-term biodiversity monitoring programme. The programme consists of three interdependent components: (a) monitoring of the conservation status of key indicator species and habitats; (b) monitoring of the outcomes of specific conservation activities (e.g. …

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In May 2020, PONT and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) awarded a grant to Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Art (MASA) concerning the conservation of six endemic vascular plant species in Galicica National Park in North Macedonia. By combining existing data with field investigation, the conservation status of 4 endemic species (Edraianthus horvatii, Festuca galicicae, Laserpitium ochridanum, Sempervivum galicicum and Centaurea galicicae) was assessed in 2020, using the IUCN …

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July 2021 - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust