A crowdfunding platform has been initiated for dam removal projects across Europe, the site being hosted by WWF Netherlands.
In the past, thousands of dams have been used for hydropower throughout Europe. Many of these dams are not used anymore, and instead create barriers for migrating species and thus inhibit ecosystem connectivity. This affects both migrating fish that cannot reach their spawning and feeding grounds, but also other animals that depend on the fish, such as fish-eating birds and mammals. The aim with the Dam Removal Crowdfunding Platform is to raise financial support to remove old dams in Europe that currently are not in use, so that flee-flowing river ecosystems can be restored.
Read more about the Dam Removal Crowdfunding Platform here, and feel free to communicate the platform throughout your networks!