This Tour started as a crazy yet simple idea to kayak as many rivers as possible in the Balkan Peninsula to raise awareness about the dam-building crazy that threatens to destroy almost 3,000 rivers. The Tour has evolved into a movement and Balkan River Defence (BRD) was born. Uniting kayakers and locals, fishermen and scientists, the goal of BRD to make river conservation fun, accessible and effective.  The Balkans are referred to as the Blue Heart of Europe. To keep these rivers running free to the sea, we need to work together to defend them against foreign investment and corruption. 


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