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Mirjam de Koning

Mirjam de Koning

Executive Director PONT

Specialist in
protected area management Protected Areas Governance sustainable tourism Biodiversity Finance

About me

Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) The Prespa lakes and the wider region around them, located in the south-west Balkans and spreading across three countries, are widely recognized for their high ecological, cultural and historical value. This ecoregion encompasses four National Parks (NPs) and environmentally designated areas at European and international levels, including three Ramsar Sites, the transboundary Prespa Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) is a Conservation Trust Fund recognized as a private, legally independent grant-making foundation under German law, designed to provide sustainable co-financing to meet its mission to: “provide long term financing for the conservation and sustainable management of biological diversity, natural processes and ecosystem services in Prespa and its wider area for the benefit of nature and people in the region.”