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Through the ongoing grant from PONT, the Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) has recently completed the first …

A year after the opening of its local office, MES and PrespaNet continue to work alongside regional stakeholders for the protection …

Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) recently opened a local satellite office in Albania. The country’s oldest environmental …

Improved staffing levels with sufficient technical and human capacity are critical elements required for improving the current management effectiveness of the Regional …

PONT grantees actively participated in the 54th count season of the annual International Waterbird Census that took place on the second weekend …

In December 2019 PONT signed a grant to the Public Institution Galicica National Park (PIGNP) to cover 50% of the total costs …

The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) recently agreed to combine their efforts in the Wider Prespa …

Since its launching in 2007 by WWF and the World Bank, the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) has become the world’s …

PONT recently commissioned a report, which recommended supporting communities and entrepreneurs in Prespa to focus on developing and delivering nature-based tourism …

Water quality monitoring scientists from the three sides of the Prespa basin met in Stenje, in October 2019, to build on …

The Hydrobiological Institute Ohrid (HIO) and the Municipality of Resen in North Macedonia have recently formalised their partnership through the signing …

PONT provides most of the financing of the 5-year strategic framework (2018-2022) of the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) …

PONT has identified two areas among its funding priorities that are not being addressed adequately by its current grants or actions …

The National Agency of Protected Areas (NAPA) and PONT have agreed on a follow-up grant for the Prespa National Park in …

PONT recently engaged the Connecting Natural Values and People Foundation (CNVP) to investigate the modest outcomes of past initiatives concerning ecotourism …

From 8-12 July many stakeholders joined forces in the Wider Prespa Area to work on the implementation of Natura 2000. PONTs …

Counting Pelicans Together

8 July 2019
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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 …

PONT and Galicica National Park have been working together to create a video highlighting the recent reorientation undergone by the park …

Sustainable nature-based tourism in the Wider Prespa Area is increasingly seen as a source of income to cover the cost of …

concerning sustainable, nature-based tourism in the Wider Prespa Area in Albania and North Macedonia PONT has identified two topics among its …

On 24 May 2019, the European Day of Parks, the Prespa National Park in Albania offered a guided tour for the …

Germany’s Lower Saxon State Government has provided funds to the Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation for a project that aims …

On 7 May 2019, PONT was honoured by the visit of Achim Mortier and Maren Kneller of the German Federal Ministry …

PONT recently engaged the Connecting Natural Values and People Foundation (CNVP) to prepare a report that assesses the opportunities and challenges …

On behalf of PONT, the Connecting Natural Values and People Foundation conducted an assessment of the opportunities, and associated challenges, for …

2018 was an interesting year for Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) and PrespaNet, with many activities focused …

Since its establishment in 1958, the management of Galicica National Park (NP) has been funded through revenues generated from the park …

PONT provides most of the financing of the 5-year strategic framework (2018-2022) of the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) …

The importance of wetland habitats Wetlands are one of the most important environmental assets in Prespa, home to many plant and …

The objective of PONT as a co-funding instrument is to assist the management bodies of Protected Areas (PAs) in the Wider …

Germany pledges €5 million to PONT

19 November 2018
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The German Government, through its Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank (KfW), has contributed …

Experts from the Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment (PPNEA), in cooperation with RAPA Korce, have just completed the first assessment of …

PONT wins the 2018 Pathfinder Award

24 October 2018
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PONT has been selected, from over 200 submissions, as the winner of the 2018 Pathfinder Award. The Award, which recognizes outstanding …

PONT recently facilitated a successful exchange between the Society for Protection of Prespa (SPP), GIZ CSBL (Conservation and Sustainable Use of …

PONT has recently engaged an international independent consultant, Jernej Stritih, to support Protected Area authorities in the Wider Prespa Area in …

100 Villages Academy

4 October 2018
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A team from the 100 Villages Academy, focusing on villages in the region of Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa, presented initial …

Coming together for Prespa

2 October 2018
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Joint initiatives for the Prespa region were presented in Tirana on 25 September 2018. The event brought together approximately 50 stakeholders, …

Signed on 3 September, the Regional Agency of Protected Areas (RAPA) Korçe applied for a planning grant in close consultation with …

A Grant Agreement between PONT and the Public Scientific Institution Hydrobiological Institute Ohrid (HIO) was signed in Ohrid on 13 August …

A grant agreement between PONT and the Public Institution Galicica National Park (PIGNP) was signed on 3 August 2018, symbolizing the …

The official opening of the Macedonian Ecological Society’s (MES) new office in Resen took place on 9 July. Of great local …

The first Grant Agreement between PONT and the Municipality of Resen concerning the management of the Lake Prespa Monument of Nature …

Mirjam de Koning, Executive Director of PONT, and Amet Axhiu, Director of the Public Institution Pelister National Park (PIPNP) signed the …

Following an initiative of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP), a meeting was held on 28 June 2018 in …

The Dutch Ambassador to Albania, Dewi van de Weerd, visited Greater Prespa Lake on 19 May 2018, where she enjoyed a …

The Supervisory Board of PONT recently conducted a tour of the Prespa-Ohrid ecoregion. This was a fantastic opportunity to further develop …

A ceremony was held on 14th of May in Skopje to mark the launching of PONT’s grants programmes in the Former …

In 2018, PONT has granted the NGO, Macedonian Ecological Society in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MES) (www.mes.org.mk), an initial …

Integrated landscape approaches provide a basic framework for balancing competing demands and integrating policies for multiple land uses within a given …

In 2018, PONT granted the NGO, Protection and Preservation of Nature Environment in Albania (PPNEA) (www.ppnea.org), an initial one-year grant. The …

The Wider Prespa Region covers parts of Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The transboundary area houses five …

As part of the development and establishment of PONT’s grant programme, PONT has conducted a conflict assessment. The study followed a …

PONT, Author at Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust