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Albania's Vjosa river declared Europe's first Wild River National Park
nick st.oegger
Mar 15, 2023
Location: Tirana, Albania
Today Albania's Prime Minister, Edi Rama, signed a declaration establishing the Vjosa as Europe's first Wild River National Park, a truly historic moment for the country, and a major win for American outdoor company Patagonia, and activists who have been campaigning for over a decade to protect the river. This was an incredible moment to witness, and capped off over six years of work documenting the Vjosa, and following the work of the scientists, NGOs and locals who have been fighting to stop development of hydropower dams and other harmful development on the river. 

My photos ran with a piece in the Guardian that delves into the details and journey behind the Vjosa Wild River National Park:

Nick St.Oegger - Documentary and Travel Photographer

Nick St.Oegger is an award winning documentary photographer and National Geographic Explorer based between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Tirana, Albania.
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