VjosaNationalParkNow

The international pressure to demand protection of the Vjosa is building more than ever. In response to the reelection of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, people all over the world are demanding the protection of the Vjosa river by hosting the ‘Vjosa National Park NOW’ letters in their countries. Read more about the background of the #VjosaNationalParkNow campaign HERE. Find out about global tour dates HERE

On the occasion of World Water Day, March 22, 2021, the Blue Heart campaign released a series of photos capturing the words Vjosa National Park Now cloaking the foreground of globally recognised monuments in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, and Tirana. The activists behind the visual action are targeting the attention of European and Albanian politicians, urging them to declare the Vjosa in Albania Europe’s first Wild River National Park. Joshua Lim
Munich, Germany supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On June 14th, 2021 a group of activists demanded the full protection of the Vjosa River by placing the 28m banner in Munich’s Olympic Park. The banner will continue to tour around the world in support of creating Europe’s first Wild River National Park in Albania. Derek Henthorn
San Francisco, USA rallies for the #VjosaNationalParkNow in front of the Golden Gate bridge on August 23, 2021! Despite fog and wind, activists from Patagonia called out for the FULL protection of the Vjosa and all her tributaries as a national park in the United States. Kenny Hurtado
Snowdonia National Park, Wales for #VjosaNationalParkNow! Snowdonia National Park was the first national park in Wales designated in 1951. Save Our Rivers has campaigned against multiple small hydropower schemes in Europe and is in FULL support of the Vjosa National Park! Save Our Rivers
Innsbruck, Austria supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On June 1st, 2021 a group of activists placed the banner in the center of the Austrian city Innsbruck. The banner will continue to tour around the world in support of creating Europe’s first Wild River National Park in Albania. Harry Putz
London, UK supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On July 21st, 2021, activists and organizers from Save Our Rivers, Patagonia Europe, NRS, London Waterkeeper and Moo Canoes - The Milk Float rolled out the banner at London’s Olympic Stadium along the Thames. Save Our Rivers
Gjirokastra, Albania supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On April 17th, 2021 a group of activists placed the banner in the historic center of Gjirokastra! The banner will continue to tour around the world in support of creating Europe’s first Wild River National Park in Albania. AM Production
Tepelene, Albania supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On April 12th, 2021 a group of activists placed the banner in Tepelena at the banks of the Vjosa. The banner will continue to tour around the world in support of creating Europe’s first Wild River National Park in Albania. AM Production
Tirana, Albania supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On March 22nd, 2021 a group of activists placed the banner in front of the University of Tirana. Adrian Guri
Përmet, Albania supports the #VjosaNationalParkNow! On April 12th, 2021 a group of activists placed the banner in the center of Përmet. The banner will continue to tour around the world in support of creating Europe's first Wild River National Park in Albania. AM Production
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