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Vjosa Forever

People are rising up to protect Europe’s largest wild river – the Vjosa.
Vjosa Forever

Vjosa Forever

This Vjosa runs untamed from source to sea, embracing a mosaic of habitats and cultures that have been tied to it for thousands of years. Directed by Bennett Piscitelli 'Vjosa Forever' chronicles the ongoing struggle to secure the future of this unique river system, from political uncertainty and opportunistic greed to the hope of creating a Vjosa National Park (the first of its kind in Europe).

With an Albanian election in April of 2021, river-lovers, local citizens and global conservationists fear that this “Queen of Europe” faces its greatest danger yet. At this historic moment, people everywhere have an obligation to speak for the Vjosa; to keep it running wild, forever. Help create the first wild river national park in Europe.

Banner image – A beautiful bend in the Vjosa River, seen from Tepelenë, Albania. Photo – Andrew Burr.

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Emerald (she/her) is an outdoor writer, white- water and fly-fishing guide and community builder based in rural Idaho. Her work has appeared in The Flyfish Journal, DUN Magazine, OARS blog, Outdoor Research blog and more.

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