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Albania Enlists Patagonia to Make Wild Vjosa River a Park

People raft on the Vjosa River near Permet, Albania, June 25, 2019. Albanian officials on Monday, June 13, 2022, declared the Vjosa River and its tributaries a future national park, a move aimed at preserving what they called one of the last wild rivers in Europe. The Albanian Ministry of Tourism and Environment signed an agreement with the California-based Patagonia environmental organization to draft an “integrated and sustainable plan" for the new park. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
People raft on the Vjosa River near Permet, Albania, June 25, 2019. Albanian officials on Monday, June 13, 2022, declared the Vjosa River and its tributaries a future national park, a move aimed at preserving what they called one of the last wild rivers in Europe. The Albanian Ministry of Tourism and Environment signed an agreement with the California-based Patagonia environmental organization to draft an “integrated and sustainable plan" for the new park. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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Tirana, Albania (AP) -- Albanian officials on Monday declared the Vjosa River and its tributaries a future national park, a move aimed at preserving what they called one of the last wild rivers in Europe.

The Albanian Ministry of Tourism and Environment signed an agreement with the California-based Patagonia environmental organization to draft an “integrated and sustainable plan" for the new park.