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Dee Catchment Partnership wins prestigious nature award

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Dee Catchment Partnership, a collective of organisations tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland, has won the Nature and Climate Action award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The highest accolade for nature conservation in the country, the awards recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements in Scottish nature conservation. The 10th annual ceremony was held virtually this year, hosted by BBC Landward’s Arlene Stuart.

Open Rivers Programme

Friday, October 8, 2021

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.

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.

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