The report was published by Alliance for Freshwater Life, Alliance for Inland Fisheries, Conservation International, Fisheries Conservation Foundation, Freshwaters Illustrated, Global Wildlife, Conservation, InFish, IUCN, IUCN SSC FFSG, Mahseer Trust, Shoal, Synchronicity Earth, The Nature Conservancy, World Fish Migration Foundation, WWF and Zoological Society of London
Europe’s largest wild river outside Russia, the Vjosa, is in its greatest danger yet due to political uncertainty and opportunistic greed. Ahead of Albania’s upcoming parliamentary elections, citizens, activists and conservationists are calling for political support to establish Europe’s first wild river national park to protect it forever.
We question angling legend Olivier Portrat, the newly minted CEO of the EFTTA, about what he has to say on subjects such as the current state of European sportfishing, our environment and the economics behind our hobby.
When the inhabitants of a small Serbian mountain village stand up for their traditional values and culture, their opponents are left behind: Politicians and companies that endanger natural and cultural heritage with their dubious machinations have to subordinate themselves to the folkish desire for clean and untamed water and untouched natural landscape.