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The King of Poisons leaking from the Mostar landfill

Wastewater from the Mostar landfill contains a high concentration of arsenic, which could pollute the environment in the long run and cause serious diseases among the local population.

Citizens finance harmful private businesses

Originally conceived as a lifeline for endangered natural resources, “clean electricity” plants have become a counter and a source of safe and easy income for private individuals.

Politicians profiting from the bent Drina

Due to the undetermined boundaries between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, 3,600 hectares of land along the Drina river is beyond the control of institutions of either side. This absence of authority suits the local politicians who illegally mine the gravel in this area.

Protected Areas Without Protection

Uncontrolled commercial exploitation, private interests and the lack of government preservation efforts have endangered natural heritage sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Authorities Gloss Over Legality of Viewpoint Restaurant

The City of Sarajevo is building a business and hospitality center in the forest reserve on Mt. Trebević, even though the building is located in a protected area where such construction is forbidden.

Land Clearing at the Gates to the Bjelašnica Olympic Center

Trnovo municipality arranged for the illegal cutting of 3.5 hectares of forest where it planned to build sport courts, apartment complexes and a hotel. Most of the wood the municipality sold or gave away to private firms. Reporters could not track down what happened with the remainder.

Promised Land for Illegal Gravel Extractors

Illegal gravel operations have eroded the river beds in the Republika Srpska. Firms and individuals who are not licensed to dig gravel have not only appropriated this public good, but also threaten the security of local communities living near these rivers. Officials are aware of this issue, but are doing nothing to solve it.

Subsidies for Debt and Fraud

Tihomir Brajković owns three small hydropower plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He plans to build another six. He was convicted of tax evasion, yet having received a license to exploit natural resources he now collects renewable energy subsidies worth millions.