Lottery Fund Awards Half a Million Pounds to Restore Welsh Rivers!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Project ‘Reconnecting the Salmon Rivers of Wales’ led by Swansea University has been awarded £500,000 for barrier removal from the Nature Networks Fund (Lottery Fund).

This project will help reconnect five iconic Atlantic salmon rivers in Wales and revert the impacts caused by habitat fragmentation. Reconnecting quality habitats for salmon will make salmon populations less isolated and therefore more resilient to future change. It will also benefit many other aquatic species, including the freshwater pearl mussel, sea trout, sea lamprey, white-clawed crayfish, and the Eurasian otter who require free-flowing rivers.

Source: Dam Removal Europe


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