Galicica National Park is managed by the Public Institution Galicica National Park (PIGNP) in North Macedonia. The park is entirely included in the Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Biosphere Reserve. The eastern part of the park falls within the boundaries of the Lake Prespa basin that coincide with those of the transboundary Prespa Park. The western part of the park falls within the Lake Ohrid basin and is part of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region – a mixed World Heritage site since 1979. PIGNP is also responsible for the management of Golem Grad Island located in Greater Prespa Lake.
The ongoing 3-year grant helps PIGNP to maintain and gradually advance its core functions – conservation, environmental education, and visitor management – in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted the income from visitor management. The grant enables PIGNP to uphold its financial security while completing investments in visitor infrastructure. As the negative effects of the pandemic are expected to gradually diminish the focus will shift to addressing priority actions identified by the new Management Plan, in cooperation with its strategic partners that are also supported by PONT: Macedonian Ecological Society (MES), Alpine Club Patagonia, the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Red Cross Ohrid.