The Blue Heart of Europe.

Biodiversity isn’t the first thing that registers when it comes to the Balkans.  That may be even more true in the coming decades, with nearly 2800 dams slated for construction.   At risk is the region’s unique aquatic fauna- insects, freshwater mussels, and a handful of trout species found nowhere else on the planet- and these folks are making certain that loss is weighed carefully against development.

One response to “The Blue Heart of Europe.

  1. I spent last summer working at a national park in Croatia – in an area with dramatic limestone caves – and was not at all impressed with how the area was managed. Money is everything, especially tourist dollars. The overcrowding at key sites made Banff National Park look empty. It is a shame because it is a beautiful landscape with rich and threatened biodiversity.

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