In October 2013 the NGOs Riverwatch and EuroNatur started the international campaign “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” for better protection of the most pristine and valuable rivers of the Balkan Peninsula against hydropower development with support from several partner NGOs in South Eastern Europe.
Sign the petition against the projected trade agreements with the US and Canada. Read more here: STOP TIPP
Interactive illustration of dams and their consequences... and how to solve the problems:
Friends of the Balkan Rivers produced this neat "Save the Vjosa" remix featering stunning Vjosa views. Enjoy!
Save the Vjosa! (Lava 303 feat. Blue Heart of Europe)
Two opinions: Former Turkish Foreign Minister Yaşar Yakış and Ulrich Eichelmann in an interview with the Turkish magazine “Turkish Review” about the consequences of dams, Ilisu and others: Two views on… Water: With Yaşar Yakış and Ulrich Eichelman
New infrastructure plans will increase flood risk
Zagreb, 19th Sept 2014. While the worst part of the recent floods in the Sava basin seem to be over, it is crucial to [...]
Vienna, September 9, 2014. One of Europe‘s oldest national parks shall remain free of new dams. 97,804 people signed a letter of protest against two projected hydropower plants inside the Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia. Today, the petition was handed over [...]
We have already collected over 92,000 signatures for the preservation of the Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia and against the two intended hydro dams inside [...]
Joint press release by Riverwatch and EuroNatur
International research event draws attention to the wild river’s values and threats
In October 2013 the NGOs Riverwatch and EuroNatur started the international campaign "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" for better protection of the most pristine and valuable rivers of the Balkan Peninsula against hydropower development with support from several partner NGOs in South Eastern Europe.