Lake Ohrid, Albanian side becomes part of UNESCO

The Albanian side of lake Ohrid, which is shared between Albania and the Republic of Northern Macedonia has become part of UNESCO world heritage, thus joining the Macedonian part, which has been protected as a natural heritage since 1979 and as a cultural heritage since 1980.

On Saturday it was voted in Baku, Azerbaijan that the Albanian side of this lake to be joined to the other part as a world protected property.

Three years ago, a project called “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region” focused on the protection of culture as well as nature, recognising their multiple values, addressing the main threats and harnessing opportunities through a sustainable development approach.

The project was coordinated by UNESCO in partnership with the authorities of both countries, as well as the three Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention and was financed by the EU with the co-financing by the government of Albania.

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