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Vacancy: National Campaign Coordinator HR

 10/20/2014

One of the key areas in our campaign is the Sava River, which has been under high anthropogenic pressure. The international coordination team is in a partnership with the Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection for the protection of the Croatian Sava. To supplement the Team Sava, the coordination team is currently looking for a national coordinator for Croatia and countries downstream (Bosnia&Herzegovina and Serbia).

Stab in the Blue Heart – Article in Magazine NATUR

 10/10/2014

The renowned German environmental magazine natur published a 4-page article about the dam-tsunami on the Balkan Peninsula and our campaign in the three key areas. Sorry, in German only! Stab in the Blue Heart

Interactive Video of the Month: Dam Effects

 10/09/2014

Dams have in every case tremendous negative effects on the environment. Watch this interactive illustration of dams and their consequences… and how to solve the problems: Interactive Video

Vacancy: National campaign coordinator SLO

 08/13/2014

One of the key areas in our campaign is the Sava River, which has been under high anthropogenic pressure. The international coordination team is in a partnership with the Croatian Society for Bird and Nature Protection for the protection of the Croatian Sava. To supplement the Team Sava, the coordination team is currently looking for a national coordinator for the Slovenian river section.

Huchen in the Danube: A population in peril

The Balkan rivers constitute the remaining global stronghold of the Danube Salmon (Hucho hucho). This species, among the world’s largest salmonid fishes, is very sensitive to ecosystem alteration by hydropower development. International experts came together for a workshop to assess and discuss its distribution and conservation status.

Balkan Rivers Gallery Now Online

 06/23/2014

Stunning photos of our key areas, ambassador rivers, campaign events, biodiversity and other threatened Balkan rivers can be found HERE.  

Video: The Vjosa River – Europe’s Wild Jewel

 06/17/2014

Find out about Vjosa River’s beauty, its values and threats in this video by Adrian Guri. It features stunning views of the river, impressions of the Vjosa press conference in Tepelenë,  and many interviews.

Balkan Rivers in World Rivers Review

 06/06/2014

The latest issue of World Rivers Review, published by the American NGO International Rivers, features an article about the Balkan Rivers. Read about their uniqueness, their beauty, their threat, and about the Blue Heart Campaign on pages 8 and 9 in „Dam Tsunami in Balkans Threatens the “Blue Heart of Europe“

Dam Tsunami to Threaten Balkan Rivers

Vienna, Radolfzell, March 20, 2014. As a contribution to this year’s UN World Water Day (22.3.) on the topic of “Water and Energy”, EuroNatur and Riverwatch draw attention to the impending destruction of rivers on the Balkan Peninsula. Disguised as green sources of energy, more than 570 hydropower plants (> 1 MW) are planned to be built between Slovenia and Albania.

Balkan Rivers in the „SPIEGEL"

 01/27/2014

The German magazine Der Spiegel published an article about the situation of the Balkan rivers. The article captures the beauty of these last wild, living rivers of Europe, as well as the threat they are facing. Find the online version here:

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