Victories in Europe against destructive development | WWF

Victories in Europe against destructive development

Posted on 08 May 2014    
Hydropower
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A 22-year battle to save the Acheloos River in Greece from a massive water diversion scheme has been won with a decision by the country’s supreme administrative court upholding the objections of WWF and a coalition of NGOs and municipal authorities against the diversion.
Croatia has stopped a proposed scheme that would have canalized a 53 km section of the Danube River along the Croatia-Serbia border, and destroyed key natural sites including a renowned bird paradise.
A WWF campaign against construction of small hydropower in high conservation value rivers in Rumania has gained success with a government commitment to develop a hydropower policy in line with EU standards.

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