The Una River in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia is characterized by long canyons, cascades, unique travertine formations and numerous rapids and waterfalls. It is also valued as one of the major fly fishing spots in Europe. However, the Una and one of its major tributaries – the Unac River - are also threatened by hydropower projects, some of which planned in the heart of the Una National Park in Bosnia.
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.