Lake Ohrid that straddles the border between Albania and North Macedonia has managed to avoid inclusion on UNESCO’s endangered world heritage site list, for now. The World Heritage Committee, which is currently in session until the end of the month in China, has decided to give the two countries another two years to save the region.
Source: Lake Ohrid Saved from UNESCO Endangered List, For Now – Exit – Explaining Albania
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Beneath its misty surface, southern Europe’s Lake Ohrid is the most densely biodiverse lake in the world. Now, fishermen are helping save its “living fossils” from extinction.
Source: Europe’s museum of living fossils
Photo source: BIRN
After the UN’s cultural body UNESCO again threatened to classify the historic North Macedonia’s town of Ohrid as ‘endangered’, country’s authorities insisted they are taking action to preserve it.
Source: UNESCO Warns North Macedonia to Protect Lakeside Heritage Site | Balkan Insight
An off-the-radar destination until recently, North Macedonia is a wonderland of pristine nature, fascinating culture, and hearty cuisine…
Source: Uncharted Trails: North Macedonia’s Exhilarating Outdoor Experiences
Macedonia Travel Blog: Here are Giulia Blocal’s suggestions for all of the amazing things to do in Ohrid Macedonia. Travel the Balkans like a local!
Source: Best Things To Do In Ohrid Macedonia – Chasing the Donkey
Often called the “Pearl of the Balkans”, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Ohrid is more than 5,000 years old, making it one of the oldest human settlements in Europe.
Source: Ohrid’s historical treasures