Albania has declared the last wild river in Europe, Vygusa, a national park.
After years of campaigning by environmentalists, Albania’s Minister of Culture Mirela Kombaro announced that the Fyuza River and the surrounding area has been declared a national park and protected by law.
The river is home to more than 1,100 species, including endangered and Red List animal and plant species.
Environmentalists and scientists have been lobbying against government plans to build a hydroelectric power plant on the river.
80 km of the 272 km river passes through Greece. Continuing the river empties into the Adriatic Sea through Albania.
source: Balkan News
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