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Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest and deepest lake in Europe. It is shared between Albania and North Macedonia and is part of World Heritage List, protected by UNESCO. This page aims to protect this property through different projects. The first project was "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region", co-funded by European Union and Albanian Ministry of Environment and implemented by UNESCO.
The actual project is titted: Evidence based campaign on protecting Lake Ohrid", implemented by DMO ALBANIA and supported by Co-Plan, through scheme: Financial Support to third parties in the framework of EU-Funded project: ENV.Net Factoring the environment portfolio for WB and Turkey in the EU Policy Agenda, financed by European UNION.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The ancient history concealed in Europe’s oldest lake- BBC

The ancient history concealed in Europe’s oldest lake -  This was the tittle of documentary published in BBC Travel about the Lake Ohrid, the oldest lake in Europe.

"To the naked eye, Lake Ohrid’s charm lies in its alluring landscape above water – but its real beauty lies beneath the surface" says the Journalist of BBC Programme Travel Show. 

She says that not only the Lake is so old, but the environment around is ancient too. Ohrid itself is a city created in the fourth century before Christ. 
The main interest for high visitors is the history of this region - says one of the interviewers for BBC.
The citizens of Ohrid feel proud about the history of the area, and they are very aware of protection and promotion the values of Lake Ohrid Region.

BBC continues the report with a visit to Bay of Bones, which was created to call back the old times, the houses and the life during ancient times. 

But the best part of the documentary is the amazing rich underwater archaeology of Lake Ohrid. You don't have to go very deep to see with your eyes some of the objects which belong to 3000 years ago.

The Journalist went diving with the specialists of Diving Center close to Bay of Bones, and they found some old objects, belonging to communities living  by this lake for centuries. Worth mentioning that underwater Archaeology is totally unexplored on the other side of Lake Ohrid in Albania where valuable relics are thought to be found. See more: https://lakeohrid.blogspot.al/2017/04/archaeological-underwater-world-of-lake.html

This Lake is part of World Heritage list, as one of few mixed properties, for cultural and natural heritage. Now a project financed by EU and Albanian Ministry of Environment implemented by UNESCO is working to inscribe the Albanian part of Lake Ohrid to World Heritage List, so the trans boundary lake be part of this list as a whole, and protected as such. 

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