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30 scientists assess Vjosa tributaries, data will be used to fight in court the hydropower projects

Tepelena/Brataj Albania, Vienna, Radolfzell, June 3, 2021. From May 29 to June 6, a group of scientists from Austria, Albania, Italy and Germany, collected multidisciplinary data from the two major Vjosa tributaries Shushica and Bence. This research week is a follow-up of a comparable undertaking at the Vjosa in 2017 (HYPERLINK), which contributed substantially to our […]

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Court rejects Turkish company lawsuit against the Environmental Statement for the Kalivaçi hydropower plant

Tirana, 28 May 2021. Today, the Administrative Court of Tirana has rejected as “fundamentally unfounded” the lawsuit for the development of HPP Kalivaç against the “Negative Environmental Statement” issued by the Ministry of Environment for the “Environmental Impact Assessment” served from the company. The Ministry and the National Environment Agency were joined and supported by […]


Protection study of the Vjosa River Valley based on IUCN protected area standards

A study conducted by Dr. Andrej Sovinc in cooperation with  IUCN, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) This report provides insight into the rationale and feasibility of declaring a protected area for the Vjosa Valley, along with the management objectives and associated protected area categories that would ensure […]