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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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Help Salmon Find Their Spawning Ground

Salmon and freshwater pearl musselSeveral dams were constructed to this river 70 years ago, and salmon could no longer swim up the river to spawn. Now humans have removed dams and built fish passages.
Salmon can run up again!
Help salmon find their spawning ground!
At the same time you also help freshwater pearl mussels.
Freshwater pearl mussels can live very long, over […]

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EU water law – fit for purpose but threatened by industry lobby!

Water framework directive is in dangerWWF expects member states to take a strong stand in support of maintaining the Water Framework Directive in its current form at the Meeting of the Environment Council on 5 March.
Stand up to industry, stand by the science: What WWF will be looking for during the 5 March Meeting of the Environment Council
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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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