THE GOULANDRIS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
GREEK BIOTOPE WETLAND CENTRE

   
   



Funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
HELLENIC AID

 

LAKE DOIRAN, A TRANSBORDER WETLAND

Lake Doiran straddles the border of Greece and FYROM, being a relic of the large ancient lake Paionia. Two thirds of the open waters are in FYROM, whereas 2/3 of its catchment area are in Hellenic territory. Lake Doiran is a significant natural asset and a valuable resource for communities around the lake.
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                                                                THE PROBLEMS

Within the last 20 years, the principal problems of the lake have included:

-   Marked drop in the water level and changes in the hydraulic conditions in the region;

-   Receding of the lakeshore accompanied by the degradation of the littoral communities;

-   Water pollution followed by marked eutrophication;

-   Reduction in biological diversity;

-   Collapse in the local tourist economy and the local fisheries industry.

 



STUDY TO RESTORE THE LAKE

The objective of the study “Assessment of functions and values and proposal of restoration measures” is to evaluate the state of Lake Doiran (in terms of functions and values) using innovative tools and to propose restoration measures. The restoration measures were discussed and concluded between the members of the project team.

The report is prepared in the frame of the project "Assessment of the degree of expression of the functions and values of the transboundary Lake Doiran".

The project is funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs – HELLENIC AID and carried out by The Goulandris Natural History Museum – Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre ( Greece ) and the "Society for the Investigation and Conservation of Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development of Natural Ecosystems (BIOECO)" (FYROM).

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