PADDLER’S AWARD FOR THE NON PROTIF ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

PADDLER’S AWARD FOR THE NON PROTIF ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Honoured to have been nominated and excited to win the Kayak Session Magazine Paddler’s Award for the Non Profit Organization of the Year.  We will use it as a reason to celebrate and then go ahead even more determined to do our part in keeping rivers and river stretches wild. In 2021, a bit different than in the other years, we have been focused on one of our home rivers here in Slovenia and we plan on doing the same in the future. Hopefully this international recognition helps the efforts to cancel the absurd dam plans on the Sava. Cheers to all!

ANDREJI SLAMERŠEK NAGRADA WOLFGANGA STAABA 2021

ANDREJI SLAMERŠEK NAGRADA WOLFGANGA STAABA 2021

Slovenska borka za reke Andreja Slameršek je danes v Münchnu prejela nagrado Wolfganga Staaba za varstvo narave 2021 za svoje izjemno prizadevanje za naravo evropske vrednosti. Utemeljitev podeljevalcev je bila jasna: »Da lahko dve veliki slovenski reki, Mura in Sava, še dalje neovirano tečeta po svojih strugah, je predvsem zasluga naravovarstvenice Andreje Slameršek. S podporo nevladnih organizacij ji je uspelo ustaviti več načrtovanih hidroenergetskih projektov, ki bi uničili edinstvene, ekološko dragocene poplavne pokrajine obeh rek.« Povedano bolj po domače; če ne bi bilo Andreje, njene odločnosti, poguma in nepopustljivosti, bi bila večina naših, sicer pogosto precej bolj opaženih akcij, popolnoma zaman. Zagnana Štajerka že dolga leta pod okriljem Društva za preučevanje […]

ANDREJA SLAMERŠEK RECEIVES THE WOLFGANG STAAB NATURE CONSERVATION AWARD 2021

ANDREJA SLAMERŠEK RECEIVES THE WOLFGANG STAAB NATURE CONSERVATION AWARD 2021

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!

BRT5 SHORT VIDEOS PUBLISHED

BRT5 SHORT VIDEOS PUBLISHED

Fist sneak peak of moving images capturing the Balkan Rivers Tour 5 descent of the Sava river in Slovenia can now be seen in the short videos that you can reach here. In the meantime, we are continuing the work on the full feature documentary that will show the 258 kilometres of the Sava river, present its beauty, expose the threats it is facing and provide information to help with sculpturing the appropriate opinion on whether they should build 10 new dams or not.

SAVA PRI MOKRICAH ŠE BLIŽJE TEMU, DA OHRANI TOK!

SAVA PRI MOKRICAH ŠE BLIŽJE TEMU, DA OHRANI TOK!

Upravno sodišče je odpravilo vladno odločbo o prevladi druge javne koristi nad koristjo ohranjanja narave, ki bi omogočila začetek gradnje HE Mokrice. Sodišče je dalo vedeti, da sočasno pač ni možno uporabljati treh zakonov. Po domače povedano je bil tole malo preveč šalabajzerski poizkus. Po novem bo investitor moral lepo ‘po reglcih’, kot bi rekla stara mama, najprej izvesti celoten postopek presoje vplivov na okolje in šele zatem sprožiti postopek prevlade javne koristi nad koristjo ohranjanja narave. VEČ INFO: https://www.rtvslo.si/okolje/sodisce-o-he-mokrice-presojo-vplivov-na-okolje-je-treba-izvesti-najprej-in-v-celoti/599807?fbclid=IwAR0PieTyX1DEQvdHzwA6tlfNX0QPXwCnWvSitOjjAKa2LiUZ0UV8Yo3963g ENG: The Administrative Court annulled the government’s decision on the predominance of other public benefits over the benefits of nature conservation, which would enable the start of construction of HPP […]

POSTPRODUCTION PHASE ON THE SAVA DOCUMENTARY

POSTPRODUCTION PHASE ON THE SAVA DOCUMENTARY

Our crew has started the film production now, diving into creating our documentary about the Sava River. After 1.5 months of intense work going through all the footage, we have now started the editing process and are stitching together sequences. Presenting the 258 km of a river, its beauty and threats to a viewer is quite a challenge, but we are up for it. SLO Naša produkcijska ekipa je zalavfala motorje za pot proti celovečernemu dokumentarcu o Savi! Po mesecu in pol pregledovanja in sortiranja posnetkov, smo sedaj v montaži in oblikujemo posamezne sekvence. Predstaviti 258 km reke, njenih lepot in groženj s katerimi se sooča gledalcu je kar izziv, […]

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR ROMANIA’S BASCA MARE RIVER

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR ROMANIA’S BASCA MARE RIVER

Remember week 1 of BRT4 in Romania and how we were doing our best to help the local fight for the stunning Basca Mare River? The push to stop the controversial dam that would divert most of the flow through the mountain, just reached a milestone. Last Thursday the Declic crew won an appeal on the lawsuit for Basca Mare! The file will go back to the tribunal (where it was abusively closed by the judge who accepted the late submission exception), to be judged on substance. In the meantime, the works at the dam did not progress much, and in the spring the building permit will expire for good. […]

MAIDA BILAL IZ KRUŠČICE JE DOBITNICA GOLDMANOVE NAGRADE

MAIDA BILAL IZ KRUŠČICE JE DOBITNICA GOLDMANOVE NAGRADE

Maida Bilal je ena od šestih prejemnikov letošnje Goldmanove nagrade, ki jo vsako leto podeljuje Goldmanova fundacija za dosežke na področju okoljskega aktivizma. Maida je skupaj z ostalimi lokalnimi prebivalci leta 2018 uspela ustaviti projekt gradnje dveh hidroelektrarn na reki Krušćici. Domačini so se leto in pol, 24 ur dnevno, izmenjavali na straži mostu čez Krušćico in z lastnimi telesi preprečevali gradbenim strojem dostop do vode. Več bosanskih in mednarodnih medijev je takrat poročalo o pogumnih ženskah Krušćice, ki jih je med mirnim protestom na mostu pretepla policija, vendar so se naslednji dan kljub temu ponovno vrnile, da bi zaščitile svojo reko. »V čast mi je, da sem postala prejemnica […]

BRT5 ON THE SAVA WRAPPED UP

BRT5 ON THE SAVA WRAPPED UP

On June 11th the crew of four BRT 5 kayakers reached the border between Slovenia and Croatia on the Sava, which marked the end of their eleven day descent. The paddling was proper exploration as none of the crew members has ever paddled the whole stretch of the river. In combination with the enthusiastic media crew they were constantly searching for interesting angles, unknown stories, beautiful and painfuly ugly vistas. Camps on the river were sure the place where we debated about how to get other people to realise what a beautiful river Sava really is and despite its already existing dams what a shame it would be to destroy […]

REFERENDUM GLEDE ZAKONA O VODAH BO 11. JULIJA

REFERENDUM GLEDE ZAKONA O VODAH BO 11. JULIJA

Referendum, kjer bomo državljani odločili, kakšne vode si želimo v prihodnje, bo v nedeljo, 11. julija 2021, predčasno glasovanje pa bo od 6.-8. julija. Referendumsko vprašanje bo: “Ali ste za to, da se uveljavi Zakon o spremembah in dopolnitvah Zakona o vodah (ZV-1G), ki ga je sprejel Državni zbor na seji dne 30. marca 2021?” Če torej želimo zaščititi naše vode, si rezervirajmo enega teh dni in na referendumu obkrožimo PROTI. Samo skupaj nam lahko uspe! POZOR! Glasujete lahko, tudi če boste 11.julija na dopustu ali se zaradi bolezni glasovanja ne bi mogli udeležiti! Vse informacije o različnih načinih glasovanja najdete tule: https://zapitnovodo.si/kako-lahko-glasujem-na-referendumu/