Our group of allies is increasing! Scientists in our network not only lend their own data but also use their independent voices to advocate for the protection of rivers.
We invite you to join our next webinar on January 31st (6pm MET) to learn about the results of the 50 scientists that joined the Neretva Science Week in summer 2022 and how their science contributes to the protection of this highly intact river system. During this webinar, we share their main findings, which all argue for the protection of this unique river system. The Neretva River is highly threatened and needs the effort of many groups to be protected. We discuss why we focus on this river and how we plan to host a second science week this spring. Please REGISTER HERE to join this webinar.
Bringing the results of the Neretva Science Week
The Neretva Science Week that took place from June 28th to July 5th, 2022 brought 50 scientists from around Europe to research the highly intact Neretva River in Bosnia and Herzegovine. They collected data aimed at characterising this highly threatened riverine ecosystem. They focused on describing aspects of river-associated biodiversity by combining their expertises on various aquatic and terrestrial plant and animal groups. Furthermore, they studied the environmental conditions supporting this biodiversity and a selection of ecosystem functions it may drive in the particular setting of this river.
During this webinar, we share their main findings, that all argue for the protection of this unique river system.
Impact and Outlook
In addition, we discuss the positive impact these results already have and what we expect from the Scientists for Balkan Rivers Network in the coming year, including plans for a second Neretva Science Week.
Scientists for Balkan Rivers
This network is a grassroots-like network for collaborative data collection and advocacy. By joining the network, you help address the current data deficiencies across Balkan rivers needed to better understand these pristine ecosystems and provide evidence for legal fights to preserve these valuable rivers.
By participating, you have the benefit of meeting fellow scientists with shared values, who work in related study fields. This can lead to valuable collaborations and knowledge exchange, as well as to innovative research ideas that focus on a larger geographical scale. For early-career scientists, such collaboration can be a true career boost.
Info & Network Registration: balkanrivers.net/en/scientists
* Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants shortly before the event!