Category Archives: Nature

EU Water Law is Fit for Purpose!

Water framework directive is fit for purposeChristmas 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”.

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Fish Migration from Sea to Source

Happy migratory fish vs damMigratory 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 […]

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The Sélune River Will Run Free at Last!

Liberté - Egalité - Dam Removalité!The international conference on dam removal and the restauration of the Sélune river, from 24th to 26 September, 2019 in Brittany and Normandy. (Rennes / Avranches – Mont Saint Michel).
Live drawings during the seminar 24.9.2019:
Claire-Cécile Garnier (Ministère de l’écologie – France) talked about French water legislation & ecological continuity.
Roberto Epple from European Rivers Network – […]

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Emperor Bolsonero & burning Amazonas

Jair Bolsonero burns AmazonasAmnesty petition:

“Demand the Brazilian Government protect Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the Amazon
President Bolsonaro’s government has enabled illegal seizures of Indigenous lands in the Amazon, resulting in illegal intruders threatening and intimidating Indigenous Peoples and leading to an estimated 75,000 forest fires this year.
In May 2019 we warned that the situation for Indigenous Peoples and the […]

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Peat extraction is bad for the climate and nature

Peat burning and school climate strikePeat extraction is bad for the climate, waterways & wetlands. Finland even subsidises burning peat for energy.

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