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Riverbanks and watercourses to be planted with thousands of hectares of new woodland to improve water quality and biodiversity

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Over 3,000 hectares of new woodlands are set to be planted along England’s rivers and watercourses with backing from the country’s leading environmental organisations, Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith announced today (Saturday 25 September).

2 Dam Removals Open up 400km of River in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Shybenyj River flows through the Carpathian Mountains, meandering through dense green forests and steep terrain. A tributary of the Black Cheremosh River, the Shybenyj is a key spawning area for migratory fish such as brook trout and Danube Salmon. The Mjedvjezhiek and Gropynets weirs were built on the Shybenyj River near the turn of the 20th century in order to float timber. The barriers were out of use for approximately 50 years, and stood 12km apart from one another.

Wooler Water Reconnection Project Receives £500,000 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Monday, August 9, 2021

Wooler Water Reconnection Project Receives £500,000 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund

An innovative environmental project that will remove a major barrier to salmon migration on Northumberland’s Wooler Water and create a new heritage trail, improved habitat and education and recreational programmes that connect people with nature has received a £500,000 grant from the UK Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million-pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery.

Global freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction, study finds

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Freshwater fish are under threat, with as many as a third of global populations in danger of extinction, according to an assessment.

Populations of migratory freshwater fish have plummeted by 76% since 1970, and large fish – those weighing more than 30kg – have been all but wiped out in most rivers. The global population of megafish down by 94%, and 16 freshwater fish species were declared extinct last year.

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