The Prime Minister has blocked construction of a new hydropower plant following mass protests in the west of the country, objecting to the likely environmental impact.
Local governance and environmental activists stand together against the construction of hydropower plants on the Lumbardhi river in Peja.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, people from the Municipality of Strpce gathered in protest the construction of a mini hydropower plant in Obe Reke, citing damage to their water supply during construction.
With less than 50 left in the wild and this number dwindling, more needs to be done to preserve this critically endangered species, say experts of the Balkan Lynx Recovery Program.
Hydropower has long been sold as a renewable and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but this myth could endanger Kosovo’s rivers and destroy its national parks.