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Our Rivers Need Intensive Care!

River Rescue – Intensive Care Unit“Rivers, lakes, and wetlands support extraordinary diversity. Such bodies of water host more species per square kilometre than forests or oceans. Yet they are losing this biodiversity two to three times faster than forests and oceans. Populations of freshwater animals, including river dolphins, sturgeon, beavers, crocodiles, and giant turtles, have already plummeted by 88%. More […]

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Älvräddarna – River Savers from Sweden

Älvräddarna – River Saver's AssociationÄlvräddarna is a Swedish nationwide organization that works for environmental adaptation of the necessary hydropower and decommissioning of the unnecessary.

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Freshwater Fish are in Trouble

Global threats for migrating fish“​With hydropower, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted globally by 76% on average since 1970, including a 93% collapse in Europe.”
93% collapse in migratory freshwater fish populations in Europe – new report

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EU Needs Human & Nature Friendly Farming

From farm to forkWhat WWF will be looking out for in the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies:
“On 20 May, the European Commission will publish the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy. These two strategies are key components of the European Green Deal, and will set out the main features of the EU’s […]

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Who Opened the Pandemic’s Box?

Bat pangolin biodiversity and the pandemic Pandora's boxJohn Vidal writes in Ensia: “Destruction of habitat and loss of biodiversity are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge”:
“Increasingly, says Jones, these zoonotic diseases are linked to environmental change and human behavior. The disruption of pristine forests driven by logging, mining, road building through remote places, rapid urbanization and population growth […]

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