09 Sep '11, 11am

Croatia's Rich Underground World at Risk from Dam : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Croatia's Rich Underground World at Risk from Dam : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

"We are now in the place with the best range of cave animals in the world. The other countries have their own rich fauna in rainforests , marine ecosystems, etc, but here in this area we have cave fauna. [It's] really important at [a] world level," biologist and caver Jana Bedek, the president of the Croatian Bio-speleological Society , told the BBC for a recent report on the endangered cave networks of Croatia . Hydroelectric Power Plant Project Would Destroy Cave Ecosystem According to the report, Croatia's pending EU membership has the country's government on a building spree, approving road, rail, and power-plant projects in a drive to develop and "modernize" -- a drive some critics say is fueled by the knowledge that such projects would run afoul of EU environmental-protection laws. One of these hydroelectric power plant projects would seal off one of the largest and ...

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