The Fight for Europe’s Last Wild Rivers
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The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of more than 3,000 proposed hydropower developments threaten to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region.

Blue Heart documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe, Albania's Vjosa, the effort to save the endangered Balkan lynx in Macedonia, and the women of Kru__ica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, spearheading a months-long, 24/7 protest to protect their community's only source of drinking water.


Banner image: The Mratinje Dam on the Piva River in Montenegro. Completed in 1975, it is one of the highest dams in Europe, standing 720 feet.

No Money. No Dams.

In June, we delivered 123,529 of your signatures to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Together with local activists and groups, we continue to demand that banks immediately stop funding projects that will damage these incredible wild rivers, while also increasing support for energy efficiency and truly clean renewable energy. Petition remains open.

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