Since its creation in December 2014, EcoAlbania has been the local partner for Albania at the MAWA funded project “Save the Blue Heart of Europe Campaign” that aims to protect the most valuable rivers in South East Europe from destruction by uncontrolled hydropower projects. As well as partner at the project “Saving Europe’s last free flowing […]
Tirana, January 27, 2022. Yesterday, the Albanian government declared the Vjosa River a Nature Park (a category IV protected area) instead of declaring it a National Park, as requested by activists for years. A Nature Park is not the same as a National Park. The category of Nature Park does not protect the Vjosa River and its tributaries from destruction and does not offer the same opportunities for the development of eco-tourism in the area as the category of National Park (a category II protected area).
The last wild river in Europe is in danger and National Park status is the only level of protection that can save it. After a decade of efforts to protect Vjosa River, the supporters of the cause are gathering to request the Prime Minister of Albania to proclaim Vjosa a National Park as soon as […]
Tirana, Vienna, Radolfzell, April 28, 2021 – The election may be over, but the fight for the Vjosa is not. Over the last several months, support for the Vjosa has grown tremendously in Albania, other European countries, and around the world. As a result of campaigning, Edi Rama’s government agreed to a low-level ‘nature park’ protection […]