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The Local Community of Thirrë win the court case against HPPs

On February 24, the Administrative Court of the First Instance of Tirana decided to cancel the permit for the construction of the two HPPs and one water factory in the village of Thirrë Sang and Heb. The court’s decision marks another victory for environmental issues by protecting the environment threatened by illegal economic activities.


Vjosa campaign story, meeting with environmental organizations in Greece

On June 15, 2022, the “Vjosa Campaign” – inspiration for activism” forum was held with environmental organizations in Greece. The meeting was held virtually due to the different locations of the environmental organizations. After the presentation of the “Europe’s Last Wild River” campaign, a question and answer session was held where the campaign was discussed in more […]

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Albanian and international science community stands up against damming the Vjosa river

++ One of the largest science petitions in global freshwater ecology calls to stop Vjosa dam projects in Albania ++ Scientists demand Albanian government to respect scientific standards in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Kalivaç hydropower project ++ Tirana, 15.2.2020 In a remarkable press conference in Tirana on February 15th, Albanian scientists, supported by colleagues […]

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New report: Costly hydropower subsidies wreak environmental havoc in Albania

Disproportionate public subsidies for small hydropower in the Western Balkans have resulted in widespread environmental damage, finds a new study released today by CEE Bankwatch Network. Even though it is changing its incentives system, Albania is still paying the most in the region to small hydropower producers, shows the report. Fuelled by generous state-sponsored feed-in tariffs, […]

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Scientists from the BOKU University of Vienna and the Polytechnic University of Tirana visit the Vjosa valley again for the Study of sediments.

Press release from Riverwatch, EuroNatur and EcoAlbania Tirana, March 20, 2018. Scientists from Austria and Albania continue their studies in the Vjosa river – the last largest wild river in Europe. Today they held a press conference to present the findings from the expeditions carried out during 2017 in the Vjosa valley as well as […]