Vjosa Park Kombëtar

International support for a Vjosa National Park

This is a rare opportunity to really protect one of the last wild big rivers. This would be an asset for Europe but also a contribution to global conservation efforts.

Dr. Kathy MacKinnon

Chair of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

We call on the Albanian political leaders, to initiate the necessary steps to plan and designate the Vjosa National Park on the full length of the river in Albania including its tributaries, according to IUCN standards.

Dr. Michael Succow

Awardees of the Right Livelihood Award

The Vjosa is the crown of the #BlueHeartofEurope and people across Albania want to protect it forever. They are asking to the government of Albania to create #VjosaNationalParkNow, which would be the very first wild river park in Europe. Let’s stand with them.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Vjosa River runs untamed from source to sea & local community groups in Albania are calling for it to be protected through the establishment of a new national park. Show your support…

Edward Norton

Political support

On the occasion of #WorldWaterDay I encourage all Albanians to show solidarity with the cause of declaring #VjosaNationalParkNow. It is our responsibility to protect this precious Albanian and European Union natural heritage from any destructive and abusive projects.

Ilir Meta

President of Albania

…I join the call of citizens of the Republic of Albania, local and international activists, candidates for deputies of the Movement SELF-DEVELOPMENT! in the elections of April 25 and the institutions of the European Union that the Government of Albania declares the Vjosa Park River National and renounces all plans for the construction of new hydropower lants.

Albin Kurti

Prime Minister Kosovo

Let’s fight together for a strong protection of one of Europe’s last wild river in Albania: the Vjosa River.

Thomas Waitz

Member European Parliament, Greens EFA

Protecting & restoring free flowing rivers is an #EUBiodiversity Strategy goal! We support the designation of protected areas in all countries including in Albania & its majestic Vjosa river!

Virginijus Sinkevicius

Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

The Vjosa is Scientific Publications

GEO Biodiversity Days 2014, Vjosa River Report


The Vjosa in Albania –a riverine ecosystem of European significance

Measuring of sediment transport and morpho-dynamics at the Vjosa river / Albania

Vjosa River valley – protection study based on IUCN protected area standards

Partners in support of a Vjosa National Park






Pindos Perivallontiki

AOS – Shoqata Ornitologjike e Shqipërisë

EDEN – Qendra Mejdisore për Zhvillim Edukim dhe Rrjetëzim

Milieukontakt Shqipëri

PPNEA – Qendra për Ruajtjen dhe Mbrojtjen e Mjedisit Natyror në Shqipëri

ILIRIA – Shoqata Mbrojtja dhe Zhvillimi Mjedisor e Social

IEP – Instituti i Politikave Mjedisore

REC Shqipëri – Qendra Burimore e Mejdisit

Grupimi Ekolëvizja

URI – Instituti i Kërkimeve Urbane

Qendra EPER

Shoqata Cesvi

Shoqata Pro Permet

Shoqata Vjosa Explorer

All Green Centre – Qendra për Mbrojtjen e Mjedisit dhe Zhvillim të Qëndrueshëm

PPNE- Qendra për Ruajtjen dhe Mbrojtjen e Mjedisit Natyror Vlorë

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