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PONT has been selected, from over 200 submissions from around the world, as the winner of the 2018 Pathfinder Award that …

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 …

The PONT Team Takes Shape

3 July 2017
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Summer is nearly here and I’m so proud of all that we have achieved over the last few months. Since arriving …

21 February 2017, Tirana As announced I moved to Tirana in the second half of January to be closer to the relevant …

Mirjam de Koning Joins PONT

5 January 2017
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04 January 2017, Frankfurt am Main Prespa-Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) is pleased to announce that Mirjam de Koning has been named as …

The Prespa Ohrid Nature Fund (PONT) and Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) have embarked upon a combined services partnership which represents a …

01.May.2016 The PONT Board of Directors is pleased to announce David Morrison as Interim Executive Director of PONT. With David’s in-depth …

Announcing the establishment of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) With 11€ million in funding from the MAVA Foundation and KfW Development …

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