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Lake Ohrid: Soon to become a Ramsar Wetland The SWS Europe chapter has some good news to share. We were alarmed by people from North Macedonia in 2015 because the very last wetland bordering the famous Lake Ohrid, Studenchishte Marsh, was threatened to be drained for tourist infrastructure development. After writing letters to the authorities…

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SWS urges Macedonia to preserve Studenchista Wetland and Lake Ohrid ecosystem To: National Ramsar Committee of the Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia Government of the Republic of Macedonia On behalf of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), an international expert organization with over 3,000 members, we…

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SWS and Ramsar renew Memorandum of Cooperation Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretary General Martha Rojas-Urrego and Society of Wetland Scientists President Gillian Davies signed and renewed the Ramsar Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands – Society of Wetland Scientists Memorandum of Cooperation at the SWS Europe Chapter Annual Meeting in Faro, Portugal, on Friday, May 5. This Memorandum creates…

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Ghosh receives Luc Hoffmann Award SWS member Dhrubajyoti Ghosh received the Luc Hoffmann Award this September at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. This prestigious award is given to those who set exceptional examples of conservation and ecosystem management. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) awarded Ghosh for his work on the East…

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