On 16 May 2005, the General Assembly of the Society for the Protection of Prespa approved a programme on an integrated approach to culture and nature in the Prespa Lakes Basin. This area of the Balkans, shared by Albania, Greece and the FYR of Macedonia includes a rich cultural and natural heritage and landscapes of unique beauty. The programme establishes the Prespa Centre for Nature and Anthropos (PCNA) to undertake research, action and communication on the interface between human activities and the natural environment.
Its headquarters will be in a traditional three-storey building in the village of Lemos in Greek Prespa and its first activities will include:
– Research on the land use and habitation patterns in Prespa during the 19th and 20th centuries
– Development of an information management platform, web-based, and digitisation of data
– Research on the cultural heritage of Prespa and strategy for its conservation
– Conservation of traditional fishing methods and boat construction.
– Study and promotion of local products in Prespa gastronomy.
Already some of these activities have started and the PCNA will be fully operational by the end of 2005.
Source: website of the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA)
Updated on 8/26/2005 5:13:33 PM.