WHO WE ARE
About Ekoturizam 2016
BRIEF PROFILE OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Association for ecology and tourism ECOTOURISM-2016, Ohrid is a team of smart, creative, and passionate activists. We are policy experts and community members supported by scientists, business leaders, lawyers and community members working hard to protect Ohrid Lake’s environment while developing sustainable tourism. The Association was founded in 2016 and its headquarters are in Ohrid, Macedonia.
Our work covers a wide range of topics, as we are active on local and national levels. We promote the protection of nature and the environment, by educating the public and governments on issues regarding the decision-making processes with the aim of improving the quality of life in the wider region of Ohrid Lake watershed. Our work also involves preparation of environmental impact assessments (undertaken over 100 studies) and intensive cooperation with scientific institutions across the country.
OUR MISSION: To promote and continually strengthen a watershed-based conservation coalition in Ohrid Lake region.
Our team includes a part-time president who reports to the Board, three program managers: water resources, eco-tourism and conservation and restoration and one treasurer. In the summer we are able to employ two or three summer students and one or two occasional workers, depending on project funding.
Yasna Filipova: President, lawer
Gjoko Zoroski: Project officer
Goce Kolevski: Project officer
Kiril Strezoski: Project officer
Bilyana Batkoska: Treasurer