The largest lake of the Balkan Peninsula — Skadar — is located on the territory of two States, and the majority (around 2/3 of the lake) this unique natural site belongs to Montenegro, and the rest — Albania. From both countries the lake and the surrounding land are considered strictly protected and are under state protection, so the Montenegrin coast of Skadar lake was declared a national Park.
Location: lake Skadar is located in the South-Eastern part of Montenegro on the land of three municipalities: Podgorica. Cetinje and Bar .
The main wealth of the Skadar lake — its unique flora and fauna
Skadar lake is situated in Zeta-Skadar valley, between the Dinaric highlands on one side and the mountain range Prokletije. Its length — is 43 km and width is 26 km. It has an elongated nature, an extremely rugged coastline, much of which is swampy, and the many Islands (up to 50). The average depth of the lake — 6 m, although there are areas with depth up to 60 meters (underwater keys or «eye»). The surface area of the lake varies from 390 km2 in the dry seasons up to 530 km2 at the high water period, such a spill due to the low water level and large swampy lowlands along the edges of the lake.
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Whether to save the lake?
Near the village Stanczyk, on the fence of the construction site of the Orthodox Church, the defenders of lake Bolduc displayed a banner with the inscription “Save the lake and save the nature”, which can also be read as “Save and protect the lake and nature.”
Locals say that the Playground has already started intensive preparatory work – the place was fenced with net, the road to it was marked with pegs and begin to fill with gravel, started to dig and move somewhere pines growing there. Local also argue that the initiator and sponsor of building Nikolay Romanovich intends to buy the house next door to the Playground. One of the signs indicating it is a clearing of an abandoned well on the next site.
While environmentalists through the courts require under the Belarusian law for the holding of public hearings on the construction of this Church, people who are not indifferent to the fate of the lake, trying to protect him with their ways – hang a banner, collect signatures against the construction.
To the opinions of residents, environmentalists and experts, the initiators of the construction of the Church are not in a hurry to listen. I believe that they are not very well aware of the consequences of such construction. Continue reading
Notes traveler and not only))
Yesterday, together with the user Badwolf, I decided to go to the lake Ritsa. Initially, the trip was planned from Sochi with a guided tour, but on Sunday visits, there was not, so we went to Gagra and decided to look for tour from there.
She was found almost immediately, 450 p we were offered a tour of the lake Ritsa. Note that from Sochi tour is worth 1200r. and it is less interesting, as the only stop in 3 places, tour of Gagra meant a stop at the waterfalls of Male and Female tears, OSPARCOM the canyon, the Blue lake, the observation deck “farewell homeland”, and directly on the lake. Also, for an additional cost of 200p. we were offered to go for another waterfalls Bird’s beak and Dairy, as well as view of the lake from the height of bird flight. It I all to what the tour from Abkhazia not only more profitable, but also more interesting. The place is very beautiful in the way quite a lot, so I decided to break my story into several parts to show more.
The first attraction on the way to Ritsa lake is a waterfall Women’s tears.
The legend says that she lived in the edge of a shepherds ‘ family. Beautiful daughter went to the river to herd goats and sing to her fiance. Young love was so strong, and the songs so lovely that the local mermaids took fierce Continue reading