Revitalization of the yellow water lily (Nuohar luteum) habitat in Lake Ohrid area
Revitalization of the yellow water lily (Nuohar luteum) habitat in Lake Ohrid area
The project is designed to revitalize the habitat of the Yellow water lily (one of the endangered species of Lake Ohrid), by replanting it and by promoting within the local population its value.
Yellow water lily is one of the endangered species of Lake Ohrid which disappeared from many localities in Lake Ohrid and is limited in one part (in the north-west coastline of the Lake) which is under big anthropogenic impact as well. Reduction of the yellow water lily surfaces is a result of intensified drying the lake with intention of increasing the private land. The project aim is to (1) replant in the area of Mazija in the north-east part of the Lake near town of Ohrid where it was abundantly present until late sixties and to (2) increase the public awareness (the local inhabitants of the village of Kalista) on importance of protecting the plant specie yellow water lily by: organizing of public tribunes and publishing of printed materials (postcards, leaflets).
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Project Snapshot

Macedonian Limnological Society
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 4,965.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,062.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
A leaflet on project results was prepared & printed, hats, t-shirts, pens, calendars with project logo symbolizing yellow water lily were prepared, printed & distributed to interested citizens and pupils, Presentations to pupils at local primary schools.
Project sustainability
Following the closure of the project, the grantee continued to monitor and to take care of newly planted yellow water lilies. The grantee intend to continue to cultivate and propagate yellow water lilies in other localities of the lake Ohrid. The yellow water lily successfully spread out at new areas.
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Number of globally significant species protected by project 1
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 1

Grantee Contact

Mrs. Marina Talevska
Phone: +389 46 231 050
Fax: + 389 46 260 282


Naum Ohridski 50
Ohrid , 6000

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Ms Melita Ivanova


Majka Tereza 15/6
Skopje, 1000