#rivers

The second-largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares to stay dams-free

The second-largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares to stay dams-free

23 August 2022, BANJA LUKA – The mayor of Banja Luka joined the initiative “Dams-Free Municipalities”. By this act, Banja Luka commits not to issue any concession or permission...

Big Jump 2022: Protection of rivers is fun!

Big Jump 2022: Protection of rivers is fun!

In July 2022, Europeans celebrated European River Swimming Day for the 20th time in history. Our partners in Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina joined this opportunity to remind...

Breakthrough: Partial ban of small hydropower plants achieved in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Breakthrough: Partial ban of small hydropower plants achieved in Bosnia and Herzegovina

An important step has been made in the protection of Bosnian rivers. The parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina [1] passed a new amendment to the Law on...

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...

Volunteers planted trees along the banks to protect watercourses in Moldova

Volunteers planted trees along the banks to protect watercourses in Moldova

Despite the chilly weather, sixteen volunteers gathered at an event organized by our Moldavian colleagues in the Bălăbănești community on March 12th. They arrived to help with...

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...

The Dniester River and protected areas need our attention. Demonstration in front of the Moldovan parliament will take place

The Dniester River and protected areas need our attention. Demonstration in front of the Moldovan parliament will take place

Recently, public interest in the problems of the Dniester River and protected natural areas has intensified, but the necessary steps from the politicians and authorities are...

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 Jump in Moldova: Join the European day and swim for protection of your local river

Big Jump in Moldova: Join the European day and swim for protection of your local river

On July 11th, Big Jump - a European day of swimming in the rivers - is being organized all over Europe to demonstrate people's relationship to water streams. The goal of the...

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,...