Practical protection of biological diversity through active participation of local community
The endemic type of fern “Osmunda regalis” unique in Macedonia can be found in the vicinity of Novo Selo. The project aims to created conditions for sustainable development of the community around the protected areas by protecting and preserving the areas where fern can be found and at the same time by utilizing the interest of tourist and visitors to generate bigger economic revenues for local population. This will be achieved by educating the local population of significant of the endemic fern, mapping the area with the location of fern, printing map/brochure, marking paths and creating visiting spots with benches for visitors.

Project Snapshot

Grantee: Utro
Country: Macedonia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 3
Grant Amount: US$ 15,026.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 10,963.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 5,714.00
Project Number: MKD/OP3/02/07/15
Start Date: 9/2007
End Date: 6/2008
Status: Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
20 information board consisting of map/ area, catalogue of floral species and local products and map of the region Sets of wood inventory (15 tables, 30 benches, 35 litter boxes and 1200 m2 fence) were prepared and placed The project and project results was recorded and presented on the Macedonian National TV (series smart Projects, 11/06/2009).
Capacity - Building Component
Organized three workshops with more than 200 local participants of Novo Selo, during which interested participants were educated how to understand the natural values of the area without effecting the natural condition and processes and how to promote local products as ways of obtaining sustainable local development,\
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Number of globally significant species protected by project 1
Total additional in cash or in kind support obtained for new initiatives and opportunities through SGP project (in US dollars) 10000
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 685

Grantee Contact

Mr. Vlado Usinov
Phone: + 289 34 355 239


10 septemvri 12
Novo selo , 2434

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Phone: +389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax: +389-(0)2-310-99-56
Ms Melita Ivanova
Phone: +389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax: +389-(0)2-310-99-56


Majka Tereza 15/6
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