Under the slogan of “Save the Balkan Rivers - Stop the Dam Tsunami!“ the Balkan Rivers Tour raised awareness about the beauty of the Balkan Rivers and the threats they are facing. Led by former Slovenian Olympic athlete Rok Rozman kayakers from all over Europe paddled 23 rivers in 6 Balkan countries, starting with the Sava in Slovenia on April 16 and ending at the Vjosa in Albania on May 20. The tour featured lots of exciting events on many threatened rivers along the route. The Balkan Rivers Tour was a 35 days opportunity to get to know the Balkans from a very different perspective. Goal of the tour was to save the Balkan Rivers and to preserve this incredible European heritage!
These are the photos of the GRAND FINALE of the Balkan Rivers Tour in TEPELENA and TIRANA. Find also the photos of the FIRST WEEK, SECOND WEEK, THIRD WEEK, FORTH WEEK, and the FIFTH WEEK!
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.
The interactive map to explore the region in detail based on different criteria.
The Eco-Masterplan for Balkan Rivers is a comprehensive study which, for the first time, combines knowledge about biodiversity (fish, mussels, caddisflies), integrity of rivers and floodplains (hydromorphology), as well as the location of protected areas.
We are a coalition of NGOs who have launched the campaign “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” in order to raise awareness about the imminent dam craze on the Balkan peninsula and to spare the most valuable rivers and river stretches from destruction.