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VIDEO: GEO Days of Biodiversity at the Vjosa River

Watch this video about the GEO Days of Biodiversity at the Vjosa (June 12-15).

Vacancy: National campaign coordinator SLO

One of the key areas in our campaign is the Sava River, which has been under high anthropogenic pressure. The international coordination team is in a partnership with the Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection for the protection of the Croatian Sava. To supplement the Team Sava, the coordination team is currently looking for a national coordinator for the Slovenian river section.

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Huchen in the Danube: A population in peril

The Balkan rivers constitute the remaining global stronghold of the Danube Salmon (Hucho hucho). This species, among the world’s largest salmonid fishes, is very sensitive to ecosystem alteration by hydropower development. International experts came together for a workshop to assess and discuss its distribution and conservation status.

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Hands off Mavrovo National Park: 77,930 signatures handed over to World Bank

Vienna, Radolfzell, June 26, 2014. The World Bank Country Unit for Southeast Europe based in Vienna had unusual visitors this morning. Representatives of the environmental NGO Riverwatch handed over a letter of protest - signed by 77,930 people - against the proposed funding of a hydroelectric dam in the Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia. 

Balkan Rivers Gallery Now Online

Stunning photos of our key areas, ambassador rivers, campaign events, biodiversity and other threatened Balkan rivers can be found HERE.
 

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Video: The Vjosa River – Europe’s Wild Jewel

Find out about Vjosa River’s beauty, its values and threats in this video by Adrian Guri. It features stunning views of the river, impressions of the Vjosa press conference in Tepelenë,  and many interviews.

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Biodiversity Days: Europe‘s last big wild river to be explored

Vienna, 10.6.2014. In cooperation with the German GEO magazine, a remarkable event will take place along the Vjosa River in Albania from June 13-15. For three days, 50 to 60 experts will range the Vjosa’s riparian zone and study its animal and plant species.

Balkan Rivers in World Rivers Review

The latest issue of World Rivers Review, published by the American NGO International Rivers, features an article about the Balkan Rivers. Read about their uniqueness, their beauty, their threat, and about the Blue Heart Campaign on pages 8 and 9 in „Dam Tsunami in Balkans Threatens the “Blue Heart of Europe

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Albania: National Park for Vjosa River instead of Dams

Tepelena, Radolfzell, May 8, 2014. An unusual press conference is taking place in Albania today. On the gravel islands of the Vjosa River – the last big wild river in Europe – representatives of international and national environmental groups come together with the local mayor and business people in order to propose an idea to save the Vjosa

PETITION: Macedonia – No Dams in Mavrovo National Park!

One of the oldest national parks in Europe is under attack. With the financial support of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the government of Macedonia intends to have two large hydropower plants built in the middle of a national park. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND SHARE HERE!

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