Ulrich Eichelmann (Riverwatch) takes you to the Bence River - a tributary of the Vjosa and one of the most beautiful and ecologically most valuable rivers in Albania. However, the river is threatened by the construction of a hydropower plant: 95% of its water is to be diverted into pipelines [...]
Ulrich Eichelmann (Riverwatch) takes you directly to a natural spring along the Langarica, a tributary to the Vjosa in Southern Albania. This natural treasure is under attack from hydropower projects. Within the context of the campaign, we are trying to protect this river amongst many others.
Watch this cartoon and educate yourself about the many "benefits" of small hydropower developments:
Dams not only have ecological repercussions, but often social ones as well. The Guardian reports about indigenous people being terrorized due to their oppositions to a planned mega-dam in Guatemala: Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala
On the occasion of this year's World Water Day, the "Big Jump" initiative has introduced the "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" campaign and called for action: Raise your voice in solidarity for some of the last remaining wild rivers of Europe
The Tirana Times published an interview with Ulrich Eichelmann about the Vjosa River, its threats, the alternative idea of a Vjosa National Park and the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign. Read the interview here: Protecting Vjosa, Europe’s last wild river