The fact that Slovenia’s two major rivers, the Mura and the Sava, can still flow mostly unhindered through their riverbeds is largely thanks to the conservationist Andreja Slameršek. We are sometimes the loud and obvious ones, but if it wasn’t for Andreja, her fearlessness and determination at court cases, our actions would be more or less useless!
She succeeded at many court cases, stopping several planned hydropower projects that would have destroyed the unique, ecologically valuable floodplain landscapes of the two rivers. Andreja was awarded the Wolfgang Staab Nature Conservation Prize 2021 for her outstanding commitment to nature conservation and we salute and congratulate her! Respect!