SWS in Ohrid 2018

Lake Ohrid scored big when it landed the Society of Wetland Scientists’ (SWS) annual European conference in May 2018. SWS is an international organization with over 3,000 expert members, many of whom have dedicated their lives to the research of habitats like Lake Ohrid and Studenchishte Marsh. Nobody understands wetlands like they do.

Here we share the knowledge, experience and friendship gained from the event, which can be followed on Twitter via #SWSEuro2018!


Day 1: W to the D

The Society of Wetland Scientists’ European Conference 2018 opened in Ohrid today with over 20 expert speakers delivering the very latest in wetland news to Macedonia. Here’s W to the D for the first action!

5 Reasons Why We Love SWS 2018

Today kicks off the Society of Wetland Scientists’ (SWS) annual conference for its European Chapter. And this year Ohrid, Macedonia is hosting the event! Ohrid SOS is very, very excited about the conference. Here are five (of many) reasons why!

SWS Studenchishte Field Trip

Wetland scientists from all over world are visiting Macedonia’s Studenchishte Marsh for a field trip today. Amazing as it is, the experience is only a fraction of what it should be…

Vision Studenchishte: Version 2

SWS experts have agreed to review and provide comments to the Ohrid SOS concept for the future of Studenchishte Marsh as a protected area and tourism attraction. We can take it to another level.

Quotes of the Day: Stop Whispering, Start Shouting

A momentous day in the battle to protect Studenchishte Marsh and UNESCO Lake Ohrid began with a jaw-dropping press conference this morning and has just concluded with the unanimous adoption by the Society of Wetland Scientists of an Ohrid Declaration on Wetland Protection.

A Tale of Two Slides

Two slides capture the essence, atmosphere and potential legacy of the SWS Ohrid conference like no others. Here they are.

The Declaration on the Protection of the Lake Ohrid Ecosystem

UNESCO Lake Ohrid and Studenchishte Marsh have received the honor of a Declaration from the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).

#SWSEuro2018: Highlights Reel

After two weeks of reflection, here are the main highlights from the Society of Wetland Scientists Europe Chapter’s conference in Macedonia from an Ohrid SOS perspective.

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