WWF Dinaric Arc Sustainable Hydropower Initiative Factsheet
Encompassing Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, the Dinaric Arc region is a paradise for endemic freshwater plant and animal species. The region’s wetlands are of key significance for people and nature – filtering ground water, offering natural protection from flooding, providing natural resources and ensuring rich habitats for birds. Around 30% of the major rivers in the Dinaric Arc remain almost or entirely untouched. This rare heritage needs to be protected from unsustainable hydropower development. WWF and partners are working to strengthen collaboration with governments, financing institutions, citizens and experts in order to achieve the most sustainable hydropower solutions for the Dinaric Arc.