In 2010, world renowned author and Cambridge University Botanist, Dr Sylvia M. Haslam, teamed up with professional artist and desktop publisher, Tina Bone, to co-author a series of riverine/riparian small books. The series of books is designed to bridge a gap: pond-dipping for primary schools does little; nor does scientific or school literature; or EU Law.
The Open Rivers Programme is launched today to support dam removal projects and restore thousands of km of rivers across Europe
The Open Rivers Programme is excited to officially launch today, thanks to a €42.5 million grant over six years from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
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).
Affric Highlands initiative to restore nature will involve tree planting, restoring peat bogs and connecting wildlife habitats.
A large swathe of the Scottish Highlands stretching between the west coast and Loch Ness is to be rewilded as part of a 30-year project to restore nature.
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).
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.
SOUTH WEST LAKES TRUST (SWLT)
Burrator Geomorphology Survey, Dartmoor
September 2021 – November 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.
Over 100 barriers removed from European rivers in 2020!