Balkan Rivers Tour – Join in!

Kayaks on the balkan river

Kayakers from all over Europe will paddle 16 threatened rivers in 6 Balkan countries.

© Rok Rozman

Between April 16 and May 20, kayakers from all over Europe will paddle the most stunning Balkan rivers. The so-called “Balkan Rivers Tour” is an activity against the dam tsunami which is threatening to destroy the unique river landscape on the Balkan Peninsula.

Without any regard for protected areas, endangered species or local communities, about 2700 hydropower are projected to be built between Slovenia and Albania. Banks and companies from West European countries such as Austria, Germany or Italy are involved in many of these projects.

We welcome you to join the tour either in a kayak or attend one of the many exciting tour events which will be organized at 11 different rivers. You can find detailed information in the PRESS KIT as well as in our interactive map (click layer "Balkan Rivers Tour Event).

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The Balkan Rivers Tour is a joint activity by EuroNatur, Riverwatch, Leeway Collective and WWF within the framework of the campaign “Save the Blue Heart of Europe”.




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