A fishing boat glides across the shimmering surface of Europe’s oldest lake, a haven of biodiversity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — one that conservationists warn faces multiple development threats.
Lake Ohrid, which straddles the mountainous border of Macedonia and Albania, has been in existence for up to three million years and is home to more than 200 species of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world.
But huge infrastructure plans on the Macedonian side have alarmed environmentalists and the United Nation’s cultural agency UNESCO, which has called on the country’s authorities for an urgent assessment of the potential cumulative damage.

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