Amid the applause of hundreds of spectators kayakers marched with their kayaks through the Albanian capital of Tirana today.
Vjosa – No Dams!” More than 150 people – kayakers from all over Europe, Albanian parliamentarians and international environmental organisations - gathered at the banks of the Vjosa and called upon the Prime Minister to stop the projected damming of the Vjosa.
Although all primeval forests are strictly protected, they are still being destroyed - the most recent case was discovered in the Făgăraş Mountains. EuroNatur is calling on the Romanian government to immediately meet national and EU legal provisions by ensuring that all primeval forests in Romania be save from destruction.
According to an official statement by the Macedonian administrative court, plans for the large hydropower project Boskov Most in the Macedonian Mavrovo National Park are devoid of any legal basis.
May 10th is World Migratory Bird Day. This year the Day of Action is being run under the motto “...and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trading of migratory birds!”
On Wednesday, an international alliance of kayakers, anglers, residents and nature conservationists protested against the construction of hydropower plants inside Mavrovo National Park.
An international alliance of 200 kayakers, anglers, residents and nature conservationists on Saturday protested on the river Sana in Bosnia and Herzegovina against the hydropower plant “Medna”, which is currently under construction. Constructor is the Austrian-German energy company KELAG.
From 13th to 16th April 2016 50 participants from altogether 13 European countries met in Băile Herculane, Romania to strengthen the green spine of our continent. Central focus was the southernmost section of the most extensive biotope complex world-wide, the Balkan Green Belt.
Today, about 150 paddler are opening the Balkan Rivers Tour on the Sava river in Slovenia. Led by former Slovenian Olympic athlete Rok Rozman, kayakers from all over Europe will paddle the most stunning and most threatened rivers in the Balkans over the next 35 days.
European Parliament criticizes Albanian government for hydropower projects at the Vjosa and in protected areas
The European Parliament criticized the Albanian government for the planning of hydropower projects and called upon them to be more considerate of protected areas and other sensitive nature areas, especially national parks.