#Bosnia and Herzegovina

Battles for the environment encounter the gap between the law and reality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Battles for the environment encounter the gap between the law and reality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

29 June 2022, SARAJEVO/PRAGUE - The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina still lack information about the state of the environment and face serious obstacles when trying to get...

Cancer-causing Dioxins and PCBs Threaten the Food Supply and Human Health Globally

Cancer-causing Dioxins and PCBs Threaten the Food Supply and Human Health Globally

2 June 2022, GOTHENBURG / PRAGUE / NAIROBI / JAKARTA / YAOUNDÉ / ACCRA / LIBREVILLE / BANGKOK / MONTEVIDEO / CHISINAU / SAN FRANCISCO / BEIJING / DAKAR – A new review of data...

Bosnians challenged their mayors on Earth Day to become a dams-free municipality

Bosnians challenged their mayors on Earth Day to become a dams-free municipality

April 25, SARAJEVO/PRAGUE - Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to use the opportunity of Earth Day 2022 to remind their representatives of the necessary protection of...

The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles

The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles

A substantial number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the International Aarhus Convention on environmental democracy (1). While the post-Soviet and...

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Will the defenders of the environment get effective protection from harassment and persecutions? That is one of the main agenda points of the upcoming Meeting of the Parties to...

Springs of Sana are finally a natural monument

Springs of Sana are finally a natural monument

On September 30th, 2021, great news for Arnika and mainly its long-term partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina was announced. The Government of the Republika Srpska passed the...

Meet the anti-dams superheroes! Summer school “Free the rivers” 2021 starts soon

Meet the anti-dams superheroes! Summer school “Free the rivers” 2021 starts soon

Do you wonder how to successfully protect our rivers? Would you like to learn and try planning a local campaign? Do you need tips for getting scientific data and arguments to...

Connecting people protecting their rivers: Big Jump got bigger in 2021

Connecting people protecting their rivers: Big Jump got bigger in 2021

In July 2021, Arnika together with its partners didn't miss the opportunity to join the Big Jump event - an initiative aiming to bring the attention of the public and authorities...

Big jumps instead of small hydropower plants. Join and swim for Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers

Big jumps instead of small hydropower plants. Join and swim for Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers

Big Jump - European day of swimming in the rivers - is being organized all over Europe to demonstrate people's relationship to rivers and lakes. Goal of the initiative is to...

No new small hydropower plants without citizens' consent:  Centar Sarajevo is the tenth signatory of Dams-free municipalities

No new small hydropower plants without citizens' consent: Centar Sarajevo is the tenth signatory of Dams-free municipalities

Today, the municipality Centar Sarajevo joined the 'Dams-free municipalities' initiative (1). By joining the initiative, the municipality commits not to issue any consent, permit...

Brave woman of Kruščica won Bosnia-Herzegovina's first Goldman Environmental Prize

Brave woman of Kruščica won Bosnia-Herzegovina's first Goldman Environmental Prize

Maida Bilal from Environmental Association „Bistro“ led a group of "brave women" of Kruščica who blocked the access road to the construction site of a harmful dams on Kruštica...

After ten years of promises, the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina still don't tell the people who pollutes the air in their towns

After ten years of promises, the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina still don't tell the people who pollutes the air in their towns

The air in Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs among the dirtiest in Europe (1) and in 2020, it was ranked tenth for PM2.5 pollution worldwide (2). Despite that, citizens still have a...