#Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina needs a regulation on minimum river flow

Bosnia and Herzegovina needs a regulation on minimum river flow

The environmentally acceptable flow must be regulated in order for sustainable river use and management. Climate change, specificities of water regimes and use in different...

Save the Sana River springs before it’s too late, people plead

Save the Sana River springs before it’s too late, people plead

People from around the Sana disapprove the lack of protection for their wild river jewel. Instead of being proclaimed a monument of nature, hydropower plants will kill it - the...

Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species

Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species

Massive reduction of the biodiversity and population in rivers and even global extinctions may occur in Southeastern Europe. The recent hydropower plant boom on previously wild...

River keepers: "Water has no alternative - electricity production has!"

River keepers: "Water has no alternative - electricity production has!"

At the Earth Day, the Coalition for the Protection of the Rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina held a working meeting in Banja Luka. The meeting was organized in order to emphasize...

The River: Extraordinary story of Kruščica

The River: Extraordinary story of Kruščica

I had the good fortune of spending nine days in Kruscica, living in a cottage built on a bridge made famous on August 24, 2017, protesting a hydropower plant that would change...

Kruščica – extraordinary women fight for their river and change social norms

Kruščica – extraordinary women fight for their river and change social norms

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most highly conservative countries where traditional, cultural, and social conventions and customs are still alive. These traditions are...

Fight for water: valuable Bosnian rivers are disappearing in concrete

Fight for water: valuable Bosnian rivers are disappearing in concrete

That water is the source of life, we all know, but we rarely ask what it really means. And we should ask because what is happening with the natural wealth in Bosnia and...

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

A large number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the international Aarhus Convention which concerns environmental democracy. While the post-Soviet...

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

A new project launched by non-governmental organizations from the Czech Republic and Belarus aims to fight against dangerously rising statistics of persecuted activists. The...

The police violence in Kruscica investigated by the ombudsmen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, non-governmental organizations call for the attention of international bodies

The police violence in Kruscica investigated by the ombudsmen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, non-governmental organizations call for the attention of international bodies

The violent procedure of the special police units directed towards the villagers protesting against a construction of a hydropower plant on Kruscica river near the town of the...

Riot police forcibly remove residents defending river against hydropower

Riot police forcibly remove residents defending river against hydropower

This morning at the crack of dawn, riot police violently removed anti-hydropower protestors in the village of Kruščica near Vitez, Bosnia-Herzegovina, causing serious injury to...

Huchen protesting at Drina regatta

Huchen protesting at Drina regatta

At the largest European event on the water– Regatta on the River Drina, the Center for Environment organized an action dedicated to the protection of this river and its...