INTERREG V-A COOPERATION PROGRAMME
GREECE – BULGARIA 2014 – 2020
Reinforcing Protected Areas Capacity through an Innovative Methodology for Sustainability
– BIO2CARE –
(Reg. No: 1890)
The National Park of East Macedonia-Thrace which was established following interministerial decision 5796/1996, is one of the largest wetland parks in Greece and it covers an area of 93,000 ha. It stands out for its great biological, aesthetic, scientific, geomorphological and educational value. The National Park embraces the protected areas of Nestos Delta, Lake Vistonida, Lake Ismarida wetlands and their surrounding areas. Since 1971 the above wetlands have been protected in both national and European level as they are included in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.