Good news for rivers in Africa and Europe

Posted on 17 October 2020

We are striving to create healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands for the benefit of people and wildlife around the world.

In Europe, campaigning from WWF and others has helped stop two environmentally destructive projects in eastern Europe – a hydropower dam on the free-flowing Vjosa river in Albania and flood prevention plans for Hajógyári Island in the Hungarian Danube. In Africa, we partnered with the Zambian government to launch HydroAtlas Zambia – aiming to provide key environmental data about the country’s rivers and their catchments to help improve water-use planning. And finally, we welcome the decision by a Ugandan parliamentary committee to reject government proposals for a hydropower dam in the Murchison Falls National Park – a top tourist destination that’s been designated as a wetland of international importance.

The Vjosa River