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

    9.5.2018 - GRAZ / BANJA LUKA
    Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species Massive reduction of the rivers’ population, even global extinctions may occur in southeastern Europe. The recent hydropower plant boom on previously wild rivers is to blame. In the Balkans, there live species of fish and mollusks that can’t be found elsewhere in Europe. Yet, one in ten fish species might…
  • The Metropolitan Plan will allow developers to build on the majority of parks and green areas in Prague

    27.4.2018 - PRAGUE
    The Metropolitan Plan will allow developers to build on the majority of parks and green areas in Prague The concept of the Metropolitan Plan, which was published today by the municipality of the capital, is to cease to protect not only the areas around the Hvezda Game Reserve (Prague 6), Parukarka Park (Prague 3), and the slopes around the botanic garden and the zoo in Troja (Prague 7)…
  • We’re helping Armenia again - this time from dangerous mining

    26.4.2018 - PRAGUE / YEREVAN
    We’re helping Armenia again - this time from dangerous mining In cooperation with the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment and Ecolur informational site, Arnika strives for the right of local people to effectively influence a method of mining non-ferrous metals. This particular activity causes considerable and dangerous pollution of water and soil. The people living in the vicinity…
  • River keepers: "Water has no alternative - electricity production has!"

    22.4.2018 - BANJA LUKA (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
    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 importance of the preservation of Bosnia-Herzegovina's rivers. Planned construction of more than 300 hydro power plants threatens to…
  • New global rules to enhance the voice of the public appear with help of the Czech Republic

    16.4.2018 - GENEVA / PRAGUE
    New global rules to enhance the voice of the public appear with help of the Czech Republic Bridging the growing public mistrust towards politicians and reinforcing the direct influence of people regarding important decisions. Those are goals of new rules for public participation in decision-making on public affairs, which are created by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations. The Czech Republic is one of the…
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