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.
For the past eight months, river activists from around the world demanded a Vjosa National Park Now. There have been 23 visual actions across 13 countries in the middle of cities, national parks, in front of national monuments or in special natural places.
If the Vjosa and her tributaries were made a national park, it would permanently protect it from dams and nearby oil exploration among other things. Estimates are that a Vjosa National Park would attract 1.5 million visitors each year, generate about 20 million Euros in income every year, and create 6 jobs in local communities for every one job in the national park.
Sign our petition to add your voice to make #VjosaNationalParkNow!
We would like to give a special thanks to Kara Virik, Allison Allen & all the Vjosa activists across the globe including several key organizations: Riverwatch, EcoAlbania, Euronatur, Patagonia Europe, US, Australia & New Zealand, Save our Rivers
Video: Produced and edited by Joshua David Lim
Amsterdam: Patrick Sault
Athens: A. Spithaki
Berlin: Paul Buske
Brussels: Alexander Louvet/Powershoots
Gjirokaster: Adrian Guri & Bjant Çami
Innsbruck: Harry Putz
Ioannina: Αντώνης Βρόικος
London: Save Our Rivers
Milan: Paolo Aralla
Munich: Derek Henthorn
Paris: Sébastien Champeaux
Permet: Adrian Guri
Podgorica: Miroslav Jovović
Snowdonia: Save Our Rivers
Tepelena: Adrian Guri
Tirana: Adrian Guri
Vienna: Christoph Wissser
Vovousa: Dimitris Papageorgiou
Zurich: Caroline Fink
Grand Canyon: Meredith Meeks & Nick Geib
New York City: Zamir Lico & Niazi Murataj
San Francisco: Kenny Hurtado
Sydney: Alex Begetis