In Media

7 April 2021: Hydropower Plants in Valbona are Massacring Community and Driving Mass Emigration (

24 February 2021: The women fighting to protect Albania’s rivers, parks, and protected habitats (Explaining Albania podcast)

7 May 2020: The Valbona River in Peril (Earth Island Journal)

24 April 2020: Hands Off the Valbona River (Ours to Save)

December 2020:  Swimming: The Upstream Fight to Save the Valbona River (

2020: Force of Nature: Catherine Bohne pushes her boundaries, and pushes for change (Kosova 2.0, “The Hope Issue”)

Publisher’s Note, April 2021: Good lord.  Well I guess this is what happens when you’re a small grassroots organization without a dedicated “comms” person – how have we NOT updated this for . . . THREE YEARS!?  Oh well, better just leap in.

25 July 2018: The madness of new dams threatens the natural heritage of the Balkans (Equal Times)

31 May 2018: HPP Concessionaire Threatens Valbona Activists with Civil Law Suit (

24 May 2018:  No HPP in Valbona (OraNews, AL)

24 May 2018: Valbona Flows in Tirana at Midnight (360Degrees, AL)

17 May 2018:  Readers’ letters: ‘Green energy can also destroy nature’ (de Volkskrant, NL)

11 May 2018: Work Accident:  Death of Gener-2 Worker in Valbona (Fax News, AL)

10 May 2018: Albanian Campaigners Are Jointly Sued for EUR 150,000 (Het Actie Fonds x-y, NL)

8 May 2018: Valbona is Destroyed (Nis Binder, DE)

4 May 2018: Valbona Activists and HPP Developers Face Off in Court (BIRN,

3 May 2018: HPPs in Valbona, Construction Companies are asking for 20 million ALL from Defendants (Shekulli)

2 May 2018: 20 million leke Fine for Defending Valbona (Gazeta Dita)

21 April 2018: Si po shkaterrohet Valbona (Gazeta Monitor)

28 March 2018: Double Victory Against HPPs for Valbona (Gazeta Dita)

10 March 2018: Donald Lu with a strong message: Protect Valbona, one of the most beautiful parks in Albania (Shekulli)

10 March 2018: The US Government has a Message for the HPPs in Valbona (Ora News)

22 February 2018 (live): Irreparable Damage: Valbona River under Threat (

5 February 2018: Activists Defending Valbona are Sued by HPP Concessionaires (BIRN,

13 January 2018: Environmentalists against the urbanization of the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park (BIRN, Shekulli)

20 December 2017: Business That is Stealing Rivers (Elementi i Peste, TVSh)

20 December 2017: Valbona Inhabitants Protest 20 hours in front of Parliament (Ora News)

20 December 2017: Morning Guests – Gentjan Hadarmataj (Radio Televisor Kosove)

20 December 2017: The American of Tropoja Appeals to Albanians:  Challenge the Government, Save Valbona! (

{big gap – too busy to fill in at the time, but working on it . . . Sorry!}

18 November 2017: Livestream from Tirana Protest to Protect Valbona  (Deutsche Welle)

17 November 2017: Is Valbona Valley Being Destroyed by Hydropower? (Ore Shtate ne Klan Kosove)

14 November 2017: National Territorial Council Approves New Projects, Including Hydropowers (

13 November 2017: The Allure and Perils of Hydropower (UnDark)

11 November 2017: This is how Valbona is Being Destroyed in Albania (KultPlus)

8 November 2017: Legendary Valbona . . . Forced into Tubes and Tunnels (Tema)

6 November 2017:  WWF: Court Decision for HPP Threatens Biodiversity in Valbona (

4 November 2017: Strong Reaction Against Hydropower in Valbona (Gazeta Express)

4 November 2017: Hydropowers Slaughter Valbona (

4 November 2017: Adria Expresses Regret for Permission of Hydropower Plants in Valbona (Ekonomia Kosove)

4 November 2017: Construction of Hydropower Plants in Valbona is Opposed (

4 November 2017: Opposition to the Construction of Hydropower Plants in Valbona Valley National Park (

3 November 2017: The Courts are also Anti-Valbona (Klan TV)

3 November 2017: Hydropowers in Valbona are Not Stopped: Court Denies Locals (Rilindja Demokratike)

3 November 2017: Court Denies the Lawsuit of Locals Against Hydropower in Valbona National Park (

3 November 2017: Administrative Court Denies the Suit of Locals Against Hydropowers in Valbona National Park (Voice of America – Albania)

3 November 2017: Court Hearing – Court Allows Construction of Hydropower, Locals Protect Valbona with Tears (Ora News)

3 November 2017: The American Disappointed by Justice Appeals to US Ambassador Lu:  Help Me Protect Valbona! (Channel One)