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Act4Drin publication on the natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin launched on the occasion of the World Rivers DayLocated in the south–western Balkans and connecting five riparian countries (Albania, Greece, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro), the Drin River Basin is without a doubt one of the most important freshwater biodiversity hotspots in Europe. For the first time ever a multilingual (five languages) publication that highlights the exceptional wealth of freshwater biodiversity of the Drin River Basin has been produced via a collective effort of the region’s civil society. Entitled “The natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin: inspiring our collective actions”, it aims at raising public awareness on the value of our common natural wealth and ultimately triggering individual or collective actions towards safeguarding the basin’s biodiversity and its invaluable ecosystem services. In the words of Thomais Vlachogianni, MIO-ECSDE Programme Officer & Act4Drin Project Manager, “Whether we consciously realize it or not, freshwater ecosystems together with every bit of biodiversity they support and the ecosystem services they provide, are intimately interwoven with our ‘harmonious’ existence and welfare. Therefore, the protection of our natural common heritage cannot be left only to governments, treaties, top-down regulations and other similar approaches. We, as individuals can make the real difference by simply caring and respecting the right of all beings to live well on this planet.” The publication was developed by MIO-ECSDE (Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development – a Federation of Mediterranean environmental NGOs) within the framework of the CEPF-funded Act4Drin project (www.act4drin.net), implemented in collaboration with BIOSFERA, EDEN, GREENHOME, MES and KAWKA PRODUCTION. The project seeks to raise public awareness through a wide range of actions, enhance knowledge and empower NGOs to protect... read more
The natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin: inspiring our collective actions, MIO-ECSDE, 2015
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