Bern Convention Committee call for protection of Vjosa River

Euractiv | Dec 14, 2021 at 8:19 AM
  • The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention has called on the Albanian government to declare the Vjosa River and its surroundings a national park and reassess Vlora International Airport’s situation.
  • The Albanian government has failed to give Europe’s last wild river the ultimate level of protection that comes with National Park.
  • The committee questioned why the Albanian authorities have failed to consider a comprehensive proposal from EcoAlbania and the IUCN to designate it a National Park.