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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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UNESCO supports SWS’ concern for Lake Ohrid The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently supported the Society of Wetland Scientists’ concern for Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. As the oldest lake on the European continent, this three-million-year-old lake is considered a Natural and Cultural Heritage site, and holds valuable information on evolution and…

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