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SWS Europe Chapter produces Declaration on the Protection of the Lake Ohrid Ecosystem

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The SWS Europe Chapter produced a Declaration on the Protection of the Lake Ohrid Ecosystem at its 13th annual chapter meeting, April 30 - May 4, 2018. The Declaration recognizes the important ecosystem services provided by the wetlands of the Lake Ohrid system and how the health of these are tied to the economic well-being of the Ohrid area. The D...
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SWS urges Macedonia to preserve Studenchista Wetland and Lake Ohrid ecosystem

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October 26, 2017 -  On behalf of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), an international expert organization with over 3,000 members, we would like to emphasize the pressing need for Lake Ohrid and the full extent of Studenchishte Marsh to be designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention and to endorse the E...
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UNESCO supports SWS' concern for Lake Ohrid

June 30, 2017 -  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 informati...
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SWS Europe endorses Lake Ohrid Day

June 17, 2016 — Lake Ohrid is the most ancient lake of Europe, located in Macedonia along the border of Albania. Since major disturbances to the lake have been minimal, it still exhibits excellent water quality and high biodiversity, including the presence of numerous endemic plants and animals. However, the Studenchishte Marsh, on the shores of La...
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