On April 10, 2014, we hosted a Mavrovo Conference in Skopje - the first public and open debate about the projected hydropower plants inside Mavrovo National Park. The conference was well attended; participants included representatives of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the National Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning, national organizations, EuroNatur and Riverwatch.
Read about it here: Invitation to Mavrovo Conference in Skopje, April 10
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.