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21 February 2017, Tirana As announced I moved to Tirana in the second half of January to be closer to the relevant stakeholders in the Wider Prespa Area (Natural Prespa Catchment Basin and Pelister & Galicica National Parks) and to start-up PONT’s activities in the region. Upon arrival I had the pleasure to be invited by Mihallaq Qirjo, the Director of Regional Administration of Protected Areas Korce, Albania, to attend …

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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 Executive Director, effective 10 January 2017, replacing interim Executive Director David Morrison, who led the organization’s initial start-up phase. Mirjam will be responsible for the overall leadership of PONT and will oversee the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, while guiding the organization into a regional …

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The Prespa Ohrid Nature Fund (PONT) and Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) have embarked upon a combined services partnership which represents a bold new step in the world of conservation trust funds (CTF). The two organizations have combined their investment services and back office operations in an innovative partnership that is designed to keep administrative costs low and provide more sustainable and professional operational support. At the same time, the partnership …

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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 knowledge of conservation trust fund management, we are confident he will provide strong leadership during PONT’s start-up phase. David’s has over eight years of leadership, development and management experience in the conservation trust fund community from his role as founding Executive Director of the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF). His …

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Announcing the establishment of the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) With 11€ million in funding from the MAVA Foundation and KfW Development Bank and technical support from WWF Greece and the Frankfurt Zoological Society, the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) was established in November 2015 as a German Foundation, legally operational under the foundation law of the German State of Hessen. PONT is a transboundary Conservation Trust Fund dedicated to conserving the Prespa-Ohrid …

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