Balkan dam projects could result in loss of one in 10 European fish species

Nearly one in 10 of Europe’s fish species will be pushed to the brink of extinction by a constellation of hydropower plants planned in the western Balkans, new research has found.

Eleven endemic species would be wiped out, seven more would be critically endangered, four types of sturgeon would be devastated and the number of endangered species would double to 24, according to the University of Graz report.

LINK (via: The Guardian)

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  1. Whilst in the States, France and much of the rest of Europe, the dams are coming down. A dam on a former Atlantic salmon river in French Normandy and the well-known one on your Elwa River are featured in ‘Demolishing Dams’ in this week’s BBC Radio 4’s Costing The Earth, which some more tech-savvy non-resident Brits might be able to get a listen to or a download of from the link posted below…

    Meanwhile, in much of Asia, South America (and the Balkans, it seems), the damned dams continue to go up.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zxl85

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