Crowdfunding platform WWF Netherlands
There are thousands of large and small dams throughout Europe. Where, in the past, people used these dams for hydropower, they have now lost their function and block the way for fish and birds. If we remove the unused dams, we will allow rivers flow again and bring nature back to life.
The sturgeon, the eel, the otter and the black stork. All beautiful animals! But unfortunately they are endangered, because they do not get the space they need. Thousands of dams in European rivers are preventing fish from reaching their spawning and feeding grounds. This, in turn, has consequences for fish-eating birds. The result: since 1970, the biodiversity of freshwater has decreased by more than 81%. Bad for nature, bad for us!
We need to do something about this now! And we can. Simply by removing dams throughout Europe that have no function. Together with you!