The Campaign

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Valuable rivers

The rivers in the Balkans are amongst the most valuable and intact rivers in Europe. As such, they are THE hotspot for the continent’s freshwater biodiversity.

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Dam Threat

These rivers are severely threatened by over 3,400 planned dams, which would irreversibly devastate the last sanctuary for endangered and endemic river species.

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Our mission

With the help of local activists, lawyers, scientists, artists and local communities, we aim to prevent this dam tsunami and save this natural European heritage from destruction.

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Key areas

We concentrate on these key areas: the Vjosa river in Albania, the Mavrovo National Park in North-Macedonia, the rivers of Bosnia & Herzegovina and in Serbia.



Existing Hydropower plants
Hydropower plants in progress
Planned Hydropower plants
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