#Bosnia and Herzegovina

Let's protect the rivers and those who fight for them!

Let's protect the rivers and those who fight for them!

Because of the plans for construction of a large number of hydropower plants on the rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country is at risk of losing its greatest natural...

Small hydropower plants cause Bosnia-Herzegovina more than EUR 2 million in losses annually

Small hydropower plants cause Bosnia-Herzegovina more than EUR 2 million in losses annually

Bosnia and Herzegovina's current system of concession fees and incentives for small hydropower plants is economically unjustified and is socially harmful, as it produces direct...

Air pollution: Governments and cities have to do more, agreed the participants of the international conference

Air pollution: Governments and cities have to do more, agreed the participants of the international conference

The four-day international conference 'Fighting Air Pollution in the Industrial Cities of Europe,' organized by the Arnika Association of the Czech Republic, was held in Ostrava....

Human health must not be threatened by polluted air, resonates from the Conference in Ostrava

Human health must not be threatened by polluted air, resonates from the Conference in Ostrava

Experts, politicians, and civil activists from Europe and former USSR countries are discussing ways to improve the air quality in the Czech Republic (1). Air pollution is one of...

Kruščica residents against ‘illegal HPPs’ gathered for a quiet protest in Travnik

Kruščica residents against ‘illegal HPPs’ gathered for a quiet protest in Travnik

The message of Thursday’s peaceful protest held by the people of Kruščica, a village in the Central Bosnia Canton, and the representatives of the Coalition for the Protection of...

Europe's toxic air to be discussed at a unique international conference in the Czech Republic

Europe's toxic air to be discussed at a unique international conference in the Czech Republic

A three-day gathering in this Czech industrial city will examine the ways to resolve the dangers of air pollution on the national and international levels (1). Environmentalists,...

Environmental organizations from Western Balkans against the construction of small hydropower plants on the Balkan rivers

Environmental organizations from Western Balkans against the construction of small hydropower plants on the Balkan rivers

Rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other Balkan countries are threatened by a massive boom of small hydropower plants construction. Activists who struggle to preserve...

‘River Keepers’ from BiH touring the Czech Republic

‘River Keepers’ from BiH touring the Czech Republic

A group of activists from Bosnia-Herzegovina will travel through the Czech Republic next week to visit local cases of river protection. The five-day study tour will introduce...

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

Environmental health researchers released alarming evidence [1] today that toxic brominated flame retardants, hazardous chemicals from electronic waste that are known to disrupt...

Free-flowing rivers without dams, demand scientists and activists on the premiere summit

Free-flowing rivers without dams, demand scientists and activists on the premiere summit

Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the first Europe-wide meeting for river protection. The meeting, “River Summit,” was designed to plan steps to stop the destruction of watercourses...

Year of the river keepers. People have been guarding for 365 days

Year of the river keepers. People have been guarding for 365 days

Village in Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates an anniversary. One year ago, local people stood against an unjustified destruction of nature. On August 2, 2017, the people of...

Small victory of the Balkan village: the hydro-power plants permit cancelled

Small victory of the Balkan village: the hydro-power plants permit cancelled

A huge success was achieved within an anti-dam campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two planned controversial hydro-power projects above the town of Vitez (Central Bosnia Canton)...