Conservation of Velidab – Biodiversity Heaven in Lake Ohrid (COVEL-BIOHEVLO)

Lake Ohrid is famous as a museum of living fossils, mainly because of its high level of endemism, i.e. 212 endemic species (Albrecht and Wilke 2009). During past researches Velidab has been recognized as a point with highest biodiversity in the entire ecosystem, especially for macroinvertebrates. Currently, there is no conservation measure to protect the species although some of them are “critically endangered” according to the IUCN Red List. During the project`s activities there are going to be undertaken several actions: (see here)

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