The Porto Skadar Lake project has ruffled some feathers, but just as long as those don't belong to the Dalmatian pelican, we could be in for a luxurious treat.
What's in a name?
This enchanting Montenegrin treasure is also known as Lake Shköder, Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra - more alter egos than Sacha Baron Cohen.
Winding across the Albania-Montenegro border, Lake Skadar is the largest lake in Southern Europe, with a surface area fluctuating between 140 and 200 square miles.
The Montenegrin part of the lake and its surroundings were designated National Park status in 1983.
Precious as gold
In 1996, further honours were conferred as Lake Skadar was protected under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands due to its acute international importance and precious ecosystem.
Karst and Furious
A Karst lake, meaning it is formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks and characterized by underground drainage systems like caves, the unique nature of this lake has engendered such fierce outrage in the face of its potential corruption.