Christmas comes early for rivers and nature:
The European Commission’s final evaluation of EU water legislation has concluded the EU Water Framework Directive to be “fit for purpose”.
Migratory fish are in trouble
At least half of all the flow in the world’s rivers is manipulated or fragmented, and the wild free flowing rivers are now more threatened than ever. Only 64 of the 177 rivers, longer than 1,000 km, are free-flowing and yet there are plans to build more than 3,500 new large dams in Asia, Africa and South America.
Migratory fish and river ecosystems need our help: dam removal, fish passages, river restoration, wetland and forest protection, and so on.
Learn more about migratory fish, rivers and what you can do from the book “From Sea to Source 2.0“!
You can download a free PDF version of the book from here: From Sea to Source 2.0
Here are the cartoons I made for the book.
Live drawings for the WWF Fuller Symposium October 22 2019 with Auli helping with data & ideas. Leading health and environment experts discussed the relationship and complexity between human health and environmental systems and what we need to do to create better health opportunities for people and nature.
Michele Barry – Conflict and the Global Threat of Pandemics:
Sam Myers: Protecting nature to protect ourselves:
Ruth Oniang’o: Engaging local communities to improve health and agriculture:
Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio: How Saving Forests Could Save Your Life – The economics of deforestation and human health:
William Pan: Mediators of environmental-health relationships – for example the relationship between land conversion and malaria:
Karabi Acharya: Blue Marble Thinking – Seeing our world with new eyes:
Susan Clayton: Environmental Health and Psychological Wellbeing – Making the connection:
A major key takeaway from WWF Fuller: We need cooperation across all sectors to find the best human health and planetary health solutions:
Fridays For Future – School strike for the climate
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