Center for Development of the Southwest Planning Region

Priority Axis

Environment

Specific Objective Biodiversity
Country The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Organization/ Entity Center for Development of the Southwest Planning Region
First Name Stojan
Last Name Saveski
Address Partizanska bb, PO Box 27, 6330 Struga, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Email stojansaveski@t.mk
Contact Phone 00389 70391308
Project idea title Valorization of the natural values of the Wetland “Sini Viroj” in Belchista village- Ohrid
Specific problem to be addressed “Sini Viroj” is located near the village Belchista ( 20 km distance from Ohrid), and with the area of 429 ha is one of the important wetland within the country. “Sini Viroj” should be protected and set up as an attractive place for developing of the rural economy. Valorization of the natural values and prepared documentation is needed for the nomination of the “Sini Viroj” as a part of the Ramsar list. Besides that, it is necessary to prepare and adopt Management plan for the wetland with duties and responsibilities for all relevant stakeholders from local and national level.
Main project activities planned "Main activities a. Scientific researches of the wetland and preparation of the documentation for the valorization of the “Sini Viroj”; b. Activities for the nomination of the wetland of the Ramsar list, preparation of the application; c. Developing Management plan for the wetland “Sini Viroj”; d. Discovering the wetland for the visitors (setting up the surrounding with the walking trails and other urban equipment); e. Preparing and adopting of the urban plan for the area around the wetland for small business.
Expected outputs and results Output results: 1. Prepared documentation for the flora and fauna of the wetland Sini Viroj; 2. Prepared application for registering of the Sini Viroj on the world list of Ramsar; 3. Developed Management plan for Sini Viroj; 4. Discovered wetland for the visitors; 5. Adopted urban plan for development of the surrounding area of the wetland.
State you area of expertise/ interest Center for Development of the Southwest Planning Region has adopted Programme for Development of the Region (with nine Municipalities from this part of the country) for the period 2015-2019. Forth areas are highlighted as vital for the development of the Region, i.e. the protection of the environment is one of them. Main task of the Center for Development of the SWP Region is developing projects in close cooperation with the interested Municipalities within the Region.
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