More than 31 miles of valuable Mura River stretches are projected to be dammed by eight hydropower dams—affecting over 17,000 acres of wetlands and threatening vulnerable wildlife and local livelihoods.
The Mura is a sprawl of natural habitats such as large floodplain forests, river islands, and gravel and sand banks. These habitats are home to the highest density of breeding pairs of white-tailed eagles in Continental Europe and are some of Slovenia's most important fish habitat. The planned damming of the Mura violates Slovenian and EU water and nature conservation laws, and would transform the healthy and flowing Mura into eight lifeless reservoirs.
Sign our petition to Irena Majcen, Slovenia's Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning, to stop the eight hydropower dams planned on the Mura.