120,000 sign petition to save one of Europe’s last unspoiled corners
22 June 2018, The Telegraph
More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling for one of the last true wildernesses in Europe to be protected from hydroelectric dams.
Home to the only remaining undammed rivers on the Continent, the so-called Blue Heart of Europe is an area of around 2,500 square miles in Albania and Greece, containing the 169-mile river Vjosa. But its free-flowing waters are under threat from some 36 planned developments. Across the Balkan region as a whole, from Slovenia south to Greece, 1,003 already exist while nearly 3,000 more are in the pipeline.