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Vjosa, one of our last wild rivers, becomes Europe’s first Wild River National Park

The Vjosa River is one of the last wild free-flowing rivers in Europe, spanning from Greece to Albania and hosting a rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. However, this natural treasure is threatened by numerous hydroelectric and infrastructure projects that could alter its unique ecosystem and affect the livelihoods of local communities. To prevent this from happening, the Albanian government has committed to protect the Vjosa Valley as a national park, with the support of various partners, including IUCN-US.

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