The Construction of 500 New Hydropower Plants Will Destroy the Natural Resources of the Entire Balkans

The Construction of 500 New Hydropower Plants Will Destroy the Natural Resources of the Entire Balkans

The world’s leading environmental organization WWF warned that the planned construction of more than 500 new hydropower plants in the region in the Dinaric Arc, which extends over 100,000 square kilometers in the area between Slovenia and Albania, threatens the rich biodiversity of the Western Balkans and it’s valuable natural resources such as Hutovo mud

The world’s leading environmental organization WWF warned that the planned construction of more than 500 new hydropower plants in the region in the Dinaric Arc, which extends over 100,000 square kilometers in the area between Slovenia and Albania, threatens the rich biodiversity of the Western Balkans and it’s valuable natural resources such as Hutovo mud in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Neretva River in Croatia, the river Moraca and Tara in Montenegro, and thus the Skadar Lake, the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula, on the border between Montenegro and Albania, reports Anatolia News Agency.

Therefore, the WWF’s Mediterranean Program based in Rome initiated the Sustainable Hydropower in the Dinaric Arc, through which wants to protect important wetlands, lakes and rivers in the Dinaric Arc.

These natural resources, according to the WWF, due to its rich biodiversity are among the 200 most important eco-regions in the world. This is the “center of biodiversity in Europe” with a large number of endemic species of fish and reptiles.

According to Bojan Stojanovic from the Water sector of the WWF, although formally under the protection of, the various pressures of water shortages, hydropower developer, pollution, poaching, lack of finance and poor management led to question their long-term survival. The dangers “freshwater pearls Dinaric Arc” were introduced and the European public.

“Dinaric Arc is Europe’s” hotspot “endemic freshwater plant and animal species. Rivers and wetlands, of which 30 percent is still almost intact and in good environmental condition, are crucial for people and nature – filter the water, provide a natural protection from floods, provide natural resources and provide a rich habitat for birds and fish. This rare heritage must be protected from unsustainable development, “says Stojanovic Anatolia news agency.

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