#Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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,...

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 the...

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...

Amending the concessions laws could prevent the construction of more than 150 harmful hydropower plants, call environmental NGOs

Amending the concessions laws could prevent the construction of more than 150 harmful hydropower plants, call environmental NGOs

“Amend the laws on concessions!” is the call from environmental NGOs to the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Concessions, as permission to use public goods for private...

The story of garbage in Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers seems to be endless. Within few days, volunteers collected more than two hundred bags of trash

The story of garbage in Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers seems to be endless. Within few days, volunteers collected more than two hundred bags of trash

From April 22nd until April 25th, on the occasion of World Earth Day, almost one hundred volunteers from various locations across Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to spend their...

Initiatives will detect river pollution from a landfill in Mostar and defend against hydropower plants on the Neretvica

Initiatives will detect river pollution from a landfill in Mostar and defend against hydropower plants on the Neretvica

Taking samples from the polluted River Neretva, running an informational campaign about the negative impacts of small hydropower plants planned on the River Neretvica, evaluating...

Woman attacked for protecting the River Kruščica. “The violence against activists has to be investigated,” calls Arnika

Woman attacked for protecting the River Kruščica. “The violence against activists has to be investigated,” calls Arnika

On Wednesday November 25th, in the early morning, unknown perpetrators stoned the house of one of the brave women of the village of Kruščica – Tahira Tibold, the first woman ever...

Kilograms of trash taken out of rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the local communities

Kilograms of trash taken out of rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the local communities

In less than a month, five civic initiatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina have cleared rivers and riverbanks of trash at six locations. Each time, the organizers of River Cleaning...

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or persecution of activists....

Protest against construction of SHHPs on rivers in FB&H

Protest against construction of SHHPs on rivers in FB&H

The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) urgently needs to coordinate the drafting of legislative changes at the level of FBiH, cantons and...