World Rivers Day: 150 NGOs appeal for the protection of Vjosa

National media reports that on World Rivers Day, September 20, 150 national and international organizations have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama, asking the Albanian government to protect one of the last wild rivers in Europe, the Vjosa River.

Vjosa is one of the last large wild rivers in Europe, which flows uninterruptedly in the length of 200 km in the Albanian territory. Its still intact state makes it an important ecosystem for many endangered species in Europe. The Vjosa ecosystem has rich biodiversity and hosts many endangered species in Europe. Despite warnings from the European Parliament and the Berne Convention, 45 hydropower plants are planned throughout the Vjosa valley, which would destroy this unique ecosystem. The river as such.

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