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Bern Convention calls on the government to declare the Vjosa River a National Park and decides to closely assess the situation with Vlora International Airport

++The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention expresses concern about the possible reduction of the network of national Protected Areas and delays in the preparation of the River Basin Management Plan++ Tirana, December 8, 2021. Three environmentally sensitive issues received attention at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention held on November […]

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Bern Convention, Government Appeal: No project in Vjosa without drafting Management Plan

Commission: The Albanian Government to implement the recommendations issued in 2018 + The issue of the Pocem and Kalivac hydropower plants from the Bern Convention + Strasbourg, Tirana, 8 December 2019. The Standing Committee of the Berne Convention has decided to keep open the case against the Albanian government over the Poçem and Kalivac hydropower plants planned to be built […]

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The Berne Convention requires the suspension of the HPP of Kalivac and Pocem

++12 recommendations for the Albanian government regarding plans for the construction of HPPs in the Vjosa valley++ Tirana, 24.10.2018. The Permanent Commission of the Berne Convention has published the draft with 12 recommendations for the Albanian government regarding the plans for the construction of hydropower plants on the Vjosë River. It recommends the Albanian government […]

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The Bern Convention visits Vjosa

++ Representatives of the Berne Convention stress the importance of protecting Vjosa – Meanwhile, the Albanian government signs the concession contract for the Kalivaç HPP ++ Representatives of the Berne Convention visited Vjosa to investigate the extent to which hydropower development plans are jeopardizing the objectives of the Convention. The on-site assessment was accompanied by […]

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Bern Convention: The Macedonian government must stop the construction of hydroelectric plants in the National Park

The Standing Committee of the Berne Convention at its annual meeting held on 5-8 December decided that plans for 17 hydropower plants in the Mavrova National Park in Macedonia should be suspended immediately. The Standing Committee highlighted its main concern regarding the continued construction of small hydropower plants within the park. The governing body of […]