In 2018, we lost 70% of state incentives in the Balkans for renewable resources to small hydropower plants, which generated only 3.6% of all electrical energy that year.
We will lose the most biodiverse zone of river wetlands in the Balkans because 89% of small hydropower plants, around 2500 of them, are slated for construction inside it.
We will lose 108 out of the 113 river fish species native to the Balkans if the 2700 small hydropower plants in the pipeline are built.
We will lose national parks and other protected areas of nature because 1000 out of the 2700 small hydropower plants planned are going to be built inside them.
We lost 1600 km of the highest-quality rivers since 2012, and the main reason for that is the damage done by the small hydropower plants.